PM Modi becomes most followed active politician on Twitter


Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieved yet another milestone on micro-blogging site Twitter. Modi's Twitter account crossed 70 million (7 crores) followers mark on Wednesday making him  one of the most followed active politicians on Twitter.

Congratulating PM Modi, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, "PM Narendra Modi ji's personal connect, vision and decisive actions keep adding to his surging global popularity. Congratulations to our Prime Minister on another milestone of 7 crore twitter followers. We are proud of and inspired by your leadership."

After PM Modi, the Twitter page of Pope Francis is the most followed Twitter account with a combined following of over 53 million followers. While United States President Joe Biden's personal account has 30.9 million followers on Twitter, the account of the POTUS has 12.8 million followers. Former US President Barack Obama has 129.8 million followers. France President Emmanuel Macron has 7.1 million Twitter followers.

Modi joined Twitter in 2009 during his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat. In 2010, he had just one lakh followers.