PM Modi becomes most-followed active politician on Twitter in world
Prior to the permanent suspension of Trump’s account, Modi ranked second in the list of active politicians with the most followers on Twitter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has now become the most followed active politician on Twitter in the world, post the permanent suspension of US President Donald Trump’s account from the popular social media platform.
Prior to suspension of the account, US President Trump’s Twitter account had 88.7 million followers while Modi currently has 64.7 million followers.
With a whopping 127.9 million followers on Twitter, former US President Barack Obama has more followers than Modi and Trump. However, he is not an active politician or in office, therefore, making Modi the most followed politician on Twitter.
In India, Union Home Minister Minister Amit Shah has 24.2 million followers while Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is not far behind with 21.2 million followers on the micro-blogging site.
It is to be noted, two days after the violent riots at the US Capital in Washington DC which shocked the world, Twitter took the step to permanently ban Trump’s account due to the “risk of further incitement of violence.”
“After a close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” said Twitter in a statement released on their platform.