New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi put out a cryptic tweet in which he hinted at quitting social media, Twitter went berserk guessing the reasons and motives behind the PM’s possible move. After the PM’s tweet, various hashtags such as #NoSir, #IWillAlsoLeaveTwitter and #NoModiNoTwitter trended on the social media platform. Also Read - Is PM Modi Planning to Ban Twitter, FB to Launch New 'Swadeshi' Social Media Platform?
“This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted,” Modi said in a tweet on Monday evening. Also Read - Netizens Urge PM Modi Not to Quit Social Media, Amruta Fadnavis Says ‘Will Follow my Leader’
The Prime Minister has so far not given any reason or explanation regarding his decision to quit social media. However, his supporters flooded the social media platform with their earnest requests to PM Modi to “drop the idea”. Some people also announced that if PM Modi leaves Twitter, they would follow suit, even if is for a while. Also Read - ‘Give up Hatred, Not Social Media Accounts,’ Rahul Gandhi Urges PM Modi
Many people were also left guessing as to why the PM who loves engaging with people through social media handles has decided to detox. All said, reports have it that PM Modi might switch on to a new swadeshi social media platform and may also request his supporters to follow it.
Here’s what Twitterati have to say:
Notably, with over 53 million Twitter followers, PM Modi is the third most followed politician on the platform, only behind former US President Barack Obama and his successor Donald Trump. He is often credited for being one of the first politicians in the country to use social media to connect with the people of the country, especially the youth.