Can Modi and Rahul Gandhi sway elections using Whatsapp?
The Bhartiya Janta Party's (BJP) success in the 2014 elections was highly attributed to the success they had on Whatsapp and social media. It was only after their thumping win in the last general elections of the BJP that other political parties started to cater to the online medium. But of late, India has suffered from fake news which lead to a lot of lynchings in the country especially the minorities. But in the upcoming elections in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Whatsapp penetration is still not as great in comparison to the national discourse. Recently, fake news in Brazil and US elections had a major impact with regard to fake news and the usage of Russian bots. But with the general elections looming really close in India, will Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ally Amit Shah become invincible yet again with their use of Whatsapp in the elections?