Kolkata: The followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has quadrupled and reached 16.4 million since taking office last year. However, the PM still remains way behind Bollywood Mega stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan.
According to a list of the most followed Twitter personalities from India in 2015 released by the social media forum today, Big B’s @SrBachchan account remains the most followed one with 18.1 million followers. With 16.4 million followers, the Prime Minister is close to SRK who is number two on Twitter with 16.5 million followers, according to the ‘Year On Twitter 2015’ report.
This year Modi (@narendramodi) takes the third spot after the number of its followers quadrupled from 4 million when he took office last May to over 16 million now, making him the biggest gainer on the top 10 list in 2015.
Modi’s ‘Selfie With Daughter’ campaign on Twitter to promote rights of the girl child was one of the most popular hashtags on the microblogging site. The report said there were over 3,75,000 #SelfieWithDaughter tweets.
On his first year anniversary in office, there were over 1,79,000 “#SaalEkShuruaatAnek” tweets.
Modi is the only non-Bollywood personality who has managed to stay in the top ten list.
The fourth and fifth spots are occupied by the other two Khans. Aamir has 15.5 million followers while Salman is half a million short than him.
At number six in the list is actress Deepika Padukone followed by Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra.