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PM Modi becomes most followed Indian on Twitter

Updated: Aug 26, 2016 14:51 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has overthrown Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan from the number one spot to become the most followed Indian on Twitter.

As on August 25, Prime Minister Modi had over 22.1 million followers on the social networking platform, while Big B marginally trailed with 22 million at the last count.

"BJP and the Prime Minister have been the prominent users of social media for the last seven to eight years. And it is sign of his growing popularity in India and globally that today, he is one of the most followed people on Twitter," Arvind Gupta, BJP IT cell head, told ANI.

"He has more than 22.1 million followers on Twitter itself. He has more than 3.5 crore followers on his official page on Facebook. So, if you combine that, you will see that he has a huge followership on both the sites. We are very glad that his popularity is increasing and he has become the most followed Indian on Twitter," he added.

Shah Rukh Khan is the third most followed Indian on Twitter with 20.9 million followers.

Active on Twitter since 2009, the Indian Prime Minister is also the second most followed politician in the world, right after US President Barack Obama, as per Twitter. (ANI)