New Delhi, May 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not only tech savvy but very active on social media as well. With 30.1 million followers on Twitter, he is one of the most followed personalities on the micro-blogging site.
From wishing people, leaders to giving details about his meetings, election campaign, Modi has used the medium to build his brand. Modi joined Twitter in September 2009 and follows 1,768 people only.
With 95,482 retweets, Modi’s victory tweet in 2014 Lok Sabha elections is still the most retweeted tweet. “India has come. Better days ahead,” Modi had tweeted on May 16, 2014.
The Bharatiya Janata Party won the elections with a massive mandate and won 282 seats in the 543-member House. The Congress was decimated in the elections as it managed to win just 44 seats.
Even the second tweet on the same was retweeted over 12,000 times. Modi shared a picture of seeking blessings from his mother Hiraben.
Two years after assuming office, Modi’s mother visited his son at his official residence at national capital’s Race Course Road. The Prime Minister shared the glimpses of their meeting.
Not just politics, the Prime Minister seems to have a keen interest in sports as well. After a six-wicket win over Australia in March 2016, Modi congratulated the Indian Cricket team and hailed the innings played by Virat Kohli.
The Prime Minister shared the link of the speech of former Human Resources Development minister Smriti Irani on her reply on the issue of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s death and Jawaharlal Nehru University controversy. Modi tweeted saying, “Satyamev Jayate”.
Even the Prime Minister’s tweet expressing condolences on the demise of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa was one of the most shared ones. Jayalalithaa died on December 5, 2016 after a prolonged battle with illness.
So far, Modi has done over 15,200 tweets.