New Delhi: Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he is thinking of ‘giving up’ his social media accounts, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a sarcastic note urged PM Modi to leave the politics of hatred and not the social media. “Give up hatred, not social media accounts,” Rahul Gandhi said. Also Read - 'Thinking of Giving up Social Media Accounts,' PM Modi's Tweet Leaves Country Stumped
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PM Modi’s plan to quit the social media forced thousands of his followers to urge him to stay back on the social platforms. However, PM Modi said he is yet to take a final call on the matter.
“This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister has more than 50 million followers on Twitter, while his Facebook page has more than 44 million ‘likes’. Apart from Twitter, the same post was posted on PM Modi’s personal Instagram account as well.
Notably, PM Modi is the first political leader to use social media handles to reach out to people, speaking about the government’s policies or appealing for peace.
The tweet of PM Modi within no time was re-tweeted more than 9,000 times and ‘liked’ by more than 28,000 accounts in two hours. ‘No sir’ started trending on Twitter as common people urged PM Modi to not quit the social media.
“Peace and harmony are central to our ethos. I appeal to my sisters and brothers of Delhi to maintain peace and brotherhood at all times. It is important that there is calm and normalcy is restored at the earliest,” PM Modi had last said on Delhi violence on February 26.