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.
PM Narendra Modi pips Amitabh Bachchan to become most followed Indian on Twitter with 22.1 million followers pic.twitter.com/zap7IPMB88— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) 26 августа 2016 г.
Earlier in January, Modi surpassed Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan.
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.