Modi becomes third most followed leader on Twitter

PM Modi was at the fourth spot till last week has overtaken Indonesian president S B Yudhoyono

GN Bureau | July 4, 2014



Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has become the third most followed world leader on Twitter after overtaking Indonesian president S B Yudhoyono.

Modi has around 5,087,980 followers to Yodoyono’s 5,08,743 followers as of 1pm on Thursday.

Now, Modi is next only to US president Barack Obama, who has 43.9 followers and Pope, who has over 14 million followers.

Twitter said there were nearly 60 million election-related tweets during the Lok Sabha elections this year and Narendra Modi was on top during the entire polling period, more than Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Indian National Congress (INC) combined.

Modi's Twitter account (@narendramodi) has grown by more than one million followers since his election win, while the official account of the prime minister’s office (@PMOIndia) has grown more than 40% since his swearing-in ceremony.

His election victory tweet remains the most retweeted of all time.

 

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