PM Modi is among most-followed politician on Twitter

Wednesday 04th August 2021 07:19 EDT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's massive social media reach has helped him earn the tag of being one of the popular leaders on Twitter in the world. His Twitter account has now surpassed the 70 million followers mark, becoming the most followed active politician in the world on the micro-blogging site. PM Modi joined Twitter in 2009. He was then the Chief Minister of Gujarat. In 2010, he had just 100,000 followers.

Congratulating PM Modi, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, "PM Narendra Modi ji's personal connect, vision and decisive actions keep adding to his surging global popularity. Congratulations to our Prime Minister on another milestone of 70 million twitter followers. We are proud of and inspired by your leadership."

While United States President Joe Biden's personal account has 30.9 million followers on Twitter, the account of the POTUS has 12.8 million followers. Former US President Barack Obama has 129.8 million followers. France President Emmanuel Macron has 7.1 million Twitter followers.

Earlier, former US President Donald Trump was the most followed active politician on Twitter. But his account was permanently suspended after the US Capitol riots. He had 88.7 million followers before Twitter permanently suspended his account.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has a following of 26.3 million on Twitter while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has 19.4 million followers.

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