NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for reaching out to masses through social media, continues to be one of the most followed leaders on Twitter across the world with his follower count crossing 60 million mark on the micro-blogging site.
Prime Minister Modi today crossed the 60 million followers and is the most followed Indian on Twitter.
Modi started using the platform in 2009 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat and his popularity grew overwhelmingly as he assumed the office of Prime Minister in 2014.
PM Modi is the third most followed political leader on Twitter. Former US President Barack Obama with 120 million followers is not only the most followed political leader but also the most followed man on Twitter. After Obama, the second-most followed political leader is US President Donald Trump with over 83 million followers.
As per estimates, Twitter has 330 million monthly active users making it a tough platform to gain traction on. Politicians started using the micro-blogging site to bridge the gap between them and their voters. Twitter most notably emerged as a digital political battleground during the 2016 US presidential elections.