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In 2017, Facebook talked too much about Modi, Tendulkar

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In 2017, Facebook talked too much about MPs Modi, Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar and wife Anjali visit prime minister Narendra Modi. File photo

New Delhi: While prime minister Narendra Modi was the most talked about Lok Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar was the most popular Rajya Sabha member on Facebook in 2017.

The results appeared on Wednesday when Facebook released information on its top-ranked pages of government bodies, ministries and political parties in India for the January 1 to December 31, 2017 period.

Facebook categorized the information on its its top-ranked pages of government bodies under Parliament of India, Union Government, State Governments and Union Territories, and political parties.

Among state governments and union territories, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath was the most popular followed by his Rajasthan counterpart, Vasundhara Raje.

Among political parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the most popular. But surprisingly, the Indian National Congress came third as the the Aam Aadmi Party took the second spot in terms of Facebook popularity.

Among apex bodies, PMO India was the most popular on Facebook followed by president of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Ministry of External Affairs topped among ministries.

MyGov India was the most popular government initiative on Facebook while among the armed forces, the Indian Army was the most popular.

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