“This Sunday, Thinking Of Giving Up Social Media,” Tweets PM Narendra Modi !!
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left social media users wondering as he tweeted that he was thinking of giving up his Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts in a week. He did not elaborate on the reason behind doing so.
PM Modi is one of the most followed world leaders on social media with 53.3 million followers on Twitter, 44 million on Facebook, 35.2 million on Instagram and 4.5 million on YouTube.
The Prime Minister, who has not held a single press conference since taking office in 2014, has prided himself on communicating directly with his supporters via social media.
His announcement around 9 pm on Monday amassed over 65,000 likes, 42,000 replies and 22,000 retweets within an hour on Twitter besides triggering intense speculation.
With a highly active presence online since joining Twitter and Facebook in 2009, PM Modi has scooped up thousands of ‘likes’ and replies within minutes of sharing each post.
However, he has been criticised sometimes for avoiding prickly subjects such as the recent violence in Delhi which drew his first response after three days and the spate of mob killings during his first term.