New Delhi: It has happened. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has beat superstar Amitabh Bachchan to become the most followed Indian on Twitter.As on January 16, PM Modi had over 17,371,600 followers while Mr Khan was being followed by 17,351,100 people on the social networking site.
In terms of number of followers on Twitter, PM Modi now trails only actor Amitabh Bachchan who has close to 18.9 million followers on the social network. The number of followers of PM Modi’s account, @narendramodi, has consistently increased by about a million every two months. The number followers of PM Modi on Twitter crossed 15 million mark on September 22 last year and on November 20 it surpassed 16 million mark.
For about two months now, his followers have increased by more than a million on Twitter. Active on Twitter since 2009, PM Modi is the most followed Indian politician, and the second most followed politician in the world, right after US President Barack Obama (@barackobama), as per Twitter.
PM Modi has used Twitter for initiatives like Make In India, Swach Bharat, Mann Ki Baat and Sefie With Daughter to reach and connect with the citizens for development and progress.