Prime Minister Narendra Modi has obtained his position as the third-most followed person on Twitter, crossed 50 million follower margin on the microblogging platform. He has maintained an active presence on social media, has added over six million followers since the past year, rises from 43.4 million in July 2018. Only the former United States President Barack Obama (108 million followers) and the United States President Donald Trump (64 million followers) – have more followers than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Over 30.4 million follow PM Modi, who started using Twitter in 2009, when he was still Chief Minister of Gujarat, over his Prime Minister’s Office handle. The Indian Prime Minister is also active on Facebook, where he has retained 44.8 million followers and 25 million followers on Instagram. PM Modi is one of the most-followed leaders across the globe.
Among his most ‘liked’ post on Insta is the one in which he meets a “very special friend” in the Parliament – the post came with two pictures of him holding a baby.
PM Modi’s post reads, “a very special friend came to meet me in Parliament today.” It has collected over 3.7 million “likes” so far.
Other popular Instagram posts of PM Modi include Virushka’s grand reception (Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma) and another from Davos, where he visited the World Economic Forum in 2018.
The report further reads, “With his approximately 110 million followers worldwide, Narendra Modi has overtaken the present US President Donald Trump who has 96 million followers globally. However, Trump still enjoys the second most followed politician position globally on Twitter (with 59.8 million followers).”
In 2018, a survey conducted by Gallup, which is an international polling organization, across 50 nations has rated PM Modi in the third position, ahead of Chinese, Israeli, Russian, and the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister.
The top positions in that survey went to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.