Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday overtook the Indonesian President SB Yudhoyono in terms of number of followers to become the third most followed world leader on the social networking website.
At the time of filing of this story, the data shows that the Indian Prime Minister currently has 5,091,128 followers compared to Yudhoyono`s 5,088,309.
This makes Modi the third most followed world leader on microblogging site — a list led comfortable by the US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis.
US President Barack Obama with 43,864,710 followers remains the most followed world leader on Twitter followed by Pope Francis whose 9 Twitter accounts in different languages have a combined 14 million followers.
Earlier, Modi had skyrocketed to the fourth place, leaving behind US` White House, Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the fifth, sixth and seventh place, respectively.
Also, at the time of General Elections 2014 results on May 16, Modi`s `Ache Din Aane Waale Hain` tweet created a record as it was retweeted 39,742 times and favourited 21,691 times that day, and currently it has been retweeted and favourited over 70,000 and 46,000 times, respectively.
India has won! ???? ?? ????? ????? ??? ??? ???? ????
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014
Twitter India had then also confirmed saying, "Yes, it is the most retweeted tweet till date on Twitter from India. Also, it is the fastest to reach 10,000, 20,000, 40,000 and 50,000, respectively".