PM Modi Now Second Most-Followed Indian On Twitter

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8:43 pm 17 Jan, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the second-most followed Indian on micro-blogging site Twitter.

PM Modi, who has an active social media presence across platforms, pipped Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to grab this position.

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As on January 16, he had over 17,371,600 followers while Khan was being followed by 17,351,100 Twitter members.

He is just behind legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan who has close to 18.9 million followers on the social network.

PM Modi’s account, @narendramodi, has consistently seen an increase of about a million followers every two months. On September 22, 2015, the number of followers of Modi on Twitter crossed 15 million mark and on November 20 it surpassed the 16 million mark.

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Modi, who joined Twitter in 2009, is the most followed politician in India, and the second- most followed politician in the world, after U.S. President Barack Obama (@barackobama), as per Twitter.

The prime minister has used Twitter for campaigns like #MakeInIndia, #SwachBharat, #MannKiBaat and #SefieWithDaughter to reach and connect with the citizens for development and progress.

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According to data compiled by social media analytics firm Blueocean Market Intelligence, social media users relied heavily on the micro-blogging site this year to keep themselves abreast of the latest developments and expressed their opinions through quick and witty hashtags.

PM Modi has generated positive chatter with his continuous engagement with world leaders and CEOs for his “Make-in-India” and “ease of doing business” pitches.

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He also stayed in the limelight due to campaigns such as Digital India and Swachh Bharat.

In the past 18 months, PM Modi has used Twitter in his diplomatic efforts to reach out to leaders of the world. His selfie with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was considered the most-powerful selfie in the world. The photo was shared over 5000 times on Twitter and it registered 31.85 million hits on the Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo.

Here are some of his popular tweets:


 

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