New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hinted at ‘quitting’ social media, posting a cryptic tweet stating that he is thinking of giving up all his social media accounts on Sunday. Also Read - Now Surf Internet While Flying: Modi Government Gives Nod For In-flight WiFi Services
PM Modi is one of the most followed world leaders on social media. While on Twitter he has over 53 million followers, on Instagram, he has more than 35 million followers. More than 44 million people, meanwhile, follow him on Facebook. The number of subscribers to his YouTube page is 4.5 million. Also Read - PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone of Bundelkhand Expressway in UP's Chitrakoot
Today, in a simple two-line tweet, he said, “This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.” Also Read - PM Modi Distributes Assistive Aids To Senior Citizens in Prayagraj, Says 'Govt Committed to Work For Everyone'
“Will keep you posted,” he added.
The sudden tweet by the Prime Minister set social media ablaze, with netizens not being able to decipher what the tweet was all about. Many also requested him not to do so, if this is indeed what he is planning to do.
PM Modi is often credited as being one of the first politicians in the country to use social media to connect with the people of the country, especially the youth. In fact, social media, it is said, played a huge role in both his electoral wins-in 2014 and then in 2019.
With over 53 million Twitter followers, he is the third most followed politician on the platform, only behind former US President Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump.