Prime Minister Narendra Modi Crosses 16 Million Followers on Twitter
In todays digital age, if you want to know when a person has made it big, see his/her followers. Social networking sites like Twitter don’t just serve to send out tweets, but also discreetly lets people know just how popular you are. if you wanted to know he most popular politician in the world, head to Twitter and see who’s got the most followers. Currently U.S President Barack Obama is the most popular politician on Twitter with 66.1 million followers. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now second in the list of most followed politicians with 16.1 million followers.
Since PM Modi was sworn into office on May 26, 2014, his followers have grown by 11.9 million. While PM Modi is the second most popular politician in the world, he is the third most followed Indian behind Amitabh Bachan (17.8 million) and Shah Rukh Khan (16.2 million).
One of the reasons that factor into the Prime Minister’s Twitter rise is his Make in India initiative that has received strong support. Indeed, PM Modi’s upward trend reinforces his vision to build a Digital India, and he’s leading from the front, being called India’s first and most digital-savvy leader. His ambitions like #MakeInIndia #SwachBharat #MannKiBaat and #SelfieWithDaughter have trended on Twitter on many occasions.
In fact, #MakeInIndia was so big that it became the first non-US brand to launch its own Twitter emoji to a worldwide audience.
Ladies and gentlemen, Twitter launches the Emoji version of India’s favourite lion from their global head quarters #MakeInIndia
— Make in India (@makeinindia) November 4, 2015
Here are some of PM Modi’s top retweeted tweets of the past few months:
India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful President & above all an inspiring individual. RIP Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 27, 2015
News from Paris is anguishing & dreadful. Prayers with families of the deceased. We are united with people of France in this tragic hour.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 13, 2015
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 11, 2015