Our tech savvy Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is widely known for his active presence on social media reached yet another milestone after his number of followers on Twitter crossed 20 million on Wednesday.
With this he becomes India's second most followed individual on Twitter, surpassing Bollywood actors like Shahrukh Khan (@iamsrk), Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) and Salman Khan(@BeingSalmanKhan). Superstar Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) retains the top spot with 20.9 million followers on Twitter. He has also become world's second most popular leader after US president Barack Obama who has 75 million followers.
The achievement comes close to his government's second year anniversary which falls on May 26, this month. Since the day he was sworn into office in 2014, he has gained 16 million followers in just two years.
Here is a look back at his top five tweets:
1. After winning the 2014 Lok Sabha elections (83,882 Retweets)
India has won! भारत की विजय। अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014
2. Congratulating Team India on winning match against Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup T20 in 2016 (22,231 Retweets)
Congratulations Team India for the amazing victory. #IndvsPak— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 19, 2016
3. When India won over Australia in ICC Cricket World Cup T20 in 2016 (20,615 Retweets)
4. When India defeated Pakistan in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (20,513 Retweets)
Congrats Team India. Well played. We are all very proud of you.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2015
5. When his mother visited 7, Race Course Road for the first time (18,459 Retweets)
My mother returns to Gujarat. Spent quality time with her after a long time & that too on her 1st visit to RCR. pic.twitter.com/2n5ZT2C4PC— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 15, 2016