PM Modi Most Followed Indian on Twitter
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has beaten Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan to become the most followed Indian on social networking site Twitter. Modi had over 22.1 million followers on Twitter as on August 25. Bachchan trailed behind marginally with 22 million followers. Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan is the third most followed Indian with 20.9 million followers.
In January, Modi’s Twitter followers surpassed that of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Modi, then, became the second most followed Indian on Twitter with over 17,371,600 followers, compared to Khan’s 17,351,100. Now, Khan is the third most followed Indian on Twitter with 20.9 million users of the social media site following him.
The number of followers of Modi’s account (@narendramodi) consistently increased by about a million every two months in 2015. It crossed the 15 million mark on September 22 last year, and touched 16 million on November 20. In 2016, the growth rate of Modi’s Twitter followers slowed down, with about 5 million users being added in around eight months.
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