PM Narendra Modi may exit social media on Sunday
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PM Narendra Modi may exit social media on Sunday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is often active on social media, on Monday took to Twitter to inform the country about his plan for going offline on social media.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is often active on social media, on Monday took to Twitter to inform the country about his plan for going offline on social media.

PM Narendra Modi, however, said he is “thinking” about it and he is yet to take a final call on the matter. PM Narendra Modi said he is thinking to exit from all social media platforms that he is active on including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

In a tweet, PM Narendra Modi said: “This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted.”

In less than half an hour since PM Narendra posted the update, it was retweeted over 14,000 times and was liked by over 9,000 users.

Reacting to the news, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi told PM Narendra Modi to give up “hatred” and “not social media”.

“Give up hatred, not social media accounts,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

PM Narendra Modi is one of the most-followed world leader on social media with 53.3 million followers on Twitter and 44 million Facebook.

PM Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram with over 30 million followers. US President Donald Trump currently has 14.9 million followers while his predecessor Barack Obama has 24.8 million followers on Instagram.

PM Narendra Modi is the most followed Indian on Twitter. He joined Twitter in January 2009, one of the only few Indian politicians using this platform at the time. Though, Congress’ Shashi Tharoor too joined around this time, but soon Modi’s following surpassed Tharoor’s who is lagging at 7 million now.

PM Narendra Modi is only the third world leader to have crossed the 50 million followers mark on Twitter. The first two are Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

Earlier, Trump, who visited India last week, said PM Narendra Modi is “number two” on Facebook in terms of followers and that he is number one as told to him directly by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.