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Narendra Modi Becomes Second Most Followed Politician Globally

Congress party President Rahul Gandhi has accumulated 12 million followers from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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Narendra Modi.(Wikimedia Commons)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the second most-followed politician in the world with a social media audience of 110,912,648 million on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, a study by online visibility management and content marketing SaaS platform SEMrush said on Tuesday.

The most-followed politician globally was former US President Barack Obama, who has 182,710,777 followers on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

With almost 110 million followers worldwide, Modi has overtaken US President Donald Trump who has 96 million followers globally.

However, Trump is the second-most followed politician on Twitter.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a gathering in New Delhi, India. VOA

“The popularity of our PM Narendra Modi is immense and the study finding depicting him as the 2nd most followed person globally after former US President Barack Obama is a culmination of this fact,” Fernando Angulo, Head of International Partnership, SEMrush, said in a statement.

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Congress party President Rahul Gandhi has accumulated 12 million followers from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Out of all the social media platforms, Twitter serves as the nest of the maximum number of active political audiences, both domestic and global, says the report by SEMrush. (IANS)

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PM Narendra Modi Drops ‘Chowkidar’ from Twitter Handle

Soon after, the Prime Minister added ‘Chowkidar’ prefix to his Twitter handle, and several BJP leaders followed

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dropped the ‘Chowkidar’ (watchman) prefix from his official Twitter handle and urged BJP leaders to do the same.

As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to sweep the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, he tweeted: “The people of India became Chowkidars and rendered great service to the nation. Chowkidar has become a powerful symbol to safeguard India from the evils of casteism, communalism, corruption and cronyism. Now, the time has come to take the Chowkidar spirit to the next level.”

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses a gathering in New Delhi, India. VOA

“Keep this spirit alive at every moment and continue working for India’s progress. The word ‘Chowkidar’ goes from my Twitter name but it remains an integral part of me. Urging you all to do the same too,” he added.

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In March, Modi tweeted a video with the hashtag ‘#MainBhiChowkidar’ (I am also a watchman) and called all those a watchman who are fighting corruption, dirt, social evils and are working for the progress of India.

Soon after, the Prime Minister added ‘Chowkidar’ prefix to his Twitter handle, and several BJP leaders followed. (IANS)