Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he was thinking of leaving social media in a week without elaborating the reason behind this decision. After his tweet, his followers and supported urged him to reconsider his decision with their likes, tweets and comments.
Social media presence of Narendra Modi
PM Modi is followed by 53.3 million on Twitter; 44 million on Facebook; 35.2 million on Instagram and 4.5 million on YouTube. He has been using social media for direct communication with people instead of through press. He hasn’t held a single press conference since becoming Prime Minister in 2014.
In 2009, he became an active member of Facebook and Twitter. On Monday, he stunned the world with his decision of leaving the social media. Within moments, his tweet received 65,000 likes; 42,000 replies and 22,000 tweets.