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PM Modi becomes most followed active politician on Twitter, crosses 70 million followers

Prime Minister Modi joined Twitter in 2009 during his stint as the Gujarat chief minister as a part of his social media outreach. Within a year of joining, he had over lakh followers.

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New Delhi, First Published Jul 29, 2021, 1:45 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently, has more than 70 million followers on Twitter which made him one of the most followed active politicians across the globe. After PM Modi, Pope Francis has the highest number of followers on the microblogging site with 53 million. 

Prime Minister Modi joined Twitter in 2009 during his stint as the Gujarat chief minister as a part of his social media outreach. Within a year of joining, he had over lakh followers.
In July 2020, the PM's Twitter follower count reached 60 million.

On International Tiger Day, PM Modi wrote about tiger conservation strategy and added, “India’s strategy of tiger conservation attaches topmost importance to involving local communities. We are also inspired by our centuries old ethos of living in harmony with all flora and fauna with whom we share our great planet.”

 

Currently, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has a following of 26.3 million on the platform, while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has 19.4 million.  Meanwhile, the Modi government and Twitter have been engaged in a spat after new rules for social media platforms and digital news outlets were introduced by the Centre. 

Among other world leaders, former United States President Barack Obama has a following of 129.8 million followers, while his current counterpart Joe Biden is followed by 30.9 million accounts. Donald Trump, who had the highest of followers at 88.7 million, was permanently removed from Twitter following the riots at the US Capitol.

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