Narendra Modi has 8 million followers on Twitter account

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014, 16:28 PM IST
Narendra Modi has 8 million followers on Twitter account

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday added more than 8 million followers on his official Twitter account.

The Prime Minister uses both his personal Twitter handle (@narendramodi) and official account of the Prime Minister’s Office (@PMOIndia) to connect with people.

US President Barack Obama remains the most followed world leader on Twitter followed by Pope Francis.

"Since his (Modi) election win in May earlier this year, the Prime Minister's Twitter account (@narendramodi) has doubled in followers adding more than 4 million followers," the Twitter statement said.

"His election victory Tweet remains the most retweeted Tweet of all time from India with 70,586 tweets," it said. The Prime Minister continued innovating on social media as he became the first Prime Minister across the world to take a Twitter Mirror on tour with him, Twitter added.

Also, Narendra Modi has the fastest growing Facebook page for any elected official in the world and is only second to US President Barack Obama, who has over 40 million fan following on Facebook.

(With Agency inputs)