Union Home Minister Amit Shah has a following of 26.3 million on the platform, while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has 19.4 million followers…reports Asian Lite News.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi now has more than 70 million followers on Twitter that made him one of the most followed active politicians across the globe on the social media platform. After Modi, Pope Francis has the highest number of followers on the microblogging site at 53 million.
As part of his social media outreach, Modi joined Twitter in 2009 during his stint as the Gujarat chief minister. Within a year, he had a lakh followers. In July 2020, the PM’s Twitter follower count touched 60 million.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has a following of 26.3 million on the platform, while Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has 19.4 million followers.
A very active user, Modi regularly posts developments and events on his Twitter page. On Thursday, he wrote about India’s tiger conservation strategy on International Tiger Day. “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,” the PM wrote.
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. A number of government departments and ministers have been moving on to indigenously developed app Koo as the US company fights it out over non-compliance issues.
Other world leaders
Among other world leaders, former United States President Barack Obama has a following of 129.8 millio 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.