Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the most followed active politician on Twitter. The development comes after Twitter suspended outgoing US president Donald Trump’s account permanently.
Until a few days ago, the distinction was held by Trump, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account was only the second in the list of most active politicians with the most followers on Twitter.
Before the suspension of his account, Trump had 88.7 million followers. PM Modi currently has 64.7 million followers.
US President-elect Joe Biden has 23.3 million followers, while Union Home Minister Amit Shah has 24.2 million followers on Twitter. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also close behind, with 21.2 million followers on Twitter.
While former US President Barack Obama is still the most followed politician on Twitter with 127.9 million followers, US President-elect Joe Biden has 23.3 million followers.
On Saturday, Twitter had permanently suspended the account of Trump due to “risk of further incitement of violence”. The unprecedented move by the California-based social media platform came two days after his supporters stormed the Capitol, bringing disgrace to the country and its democratic institutions. Five people, including a woman and a police officer, died.