New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally spilled the beans about his yesterday’s cryptic announcement which hinted that he might quit social media on Sunday. Also Read - After PM's Cryptic Announcement to Quit Social Media, Netizens Are Left Guessing Reasons, #NoModiNoTwitter Trends on Twitter
Taking to the micro-blogging site, PM Modi clarified that he would only give away his social media accounts to ‘women whose life and work inspire us’, on International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8. Also Read - Is PM Modi Planning to Ban Twitter, FB to Launch New 'Swadeshi' Social Media Platform?
“This Women’s Day, I’ll give away my social media accounts to women whose life and work inspire us. It will help them ignite motivation in millions. Are you such a woman or do you know such inspiring women? Share such stories using #SheInspiresUs”, tweeted PM Modi.
Earlier on Monday, the Prime Minister had tweeted that he is contemplating giving up social media presence.
“This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted,” he had posted from his official twitter handle.
The tweet created a flutter as within minutes #NoSir, #NoModiNoTwitter started trending with social media users urging Modi not to give up his social media accounts.
The Congress, on the other hand, took a jibe at him, with Rahul Gandhi tweeting “Give up hatred, not social media accounts” after tagging Modi’s post.
Notably, PM Modi is one of the most-followed world leaders on social media. He has 53.3 million followers on Twitter, 44 million on Facebook and 35.2 million on Instagram.