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    Modi Mania: Indian Prime Minister Becomes Most Followed Indian on Twitter

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    India’s leader passed superstar Amitabh Bachchan to become the most followed Indian on Twitter.

    Riding a wave of popularity, the current prime minister notched up more than 22.1 million followers whereas Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan only had 22 million.

    Earlier in January, Modi surpassed Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.

    Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the highest number of followers on Twitter in India. In fact, after the US President Barack Obama, Modi is the most followed politician on Twitter in the world.

    Prime Minister Modi has been using social media platforms to reach to the masses ever since he came to power. Many of his ambitious projects, such as Make In India, Swach Bharat (Clean India) etc., have gained popularity because Modi used Twitter to promote them.

    In fact, Modi has encouraged all his cabinet colleagues to use Twitter to reach out to citizens. Now almost all ministers in the Modi government are using Twitter to highlight their works. Most prominently, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has used Twitter to help Indian in distress.


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