Prime Minister Narendera Modi crossed 16 million mark on twitter with adding 1 million followers in a span of 2 months. According to a statement release by twitter “In a span of two months, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account gets an addition of another million followers, taking the total follower count to 16.1 million.” Modi reached 15 million followers on 22nd of September 2015.
Within a span of 18 months Mr Modi has added 11.9 million followers on twitter. “PM Modi has also set new records as the largest increase in the number of followers in a 12-month period for an Indian account (8.8 million followers from Sep 17, 2014 to Sep 17, 2015),” Twitter added in a statement.
Currently Amitabh Bachan (@SrBachchan) holds the record for highest twitter followers by individual in India. He has 17.8 million followers followed by Shahrukh Khan (@iamsrk) 16.2 million follower.
It is also interesting to note that PM Modi is the second most followed politician in the world following Barack Obama (@barackobama) with 66.1 million followers.
“The PM of India and the Baadshah of Bollywood seem to vying for the position of the Second Most Followed Indian. Who will win by end of year?
“Recently, PM Modi’s umbrella initiative #MakeInIndia, one of the largest economic development initiatives planned by the government, became the first non-US brand to launch its own Twitter emoji to a worldwide audience .
The #MakeInIndia emoji symbolizes the success of the brand campaign on Twitter with nearly 500 million impressions this year to promote India as a great place for foreign direct investment to transform the country into a global manufacturing hub ” Twitter added in its statement.
It is interesting to see that PM Modi has used twitter extensively for his campaigns before and during his tenure as a Prime minister .