PM Narendra Modi becomes most followed politician on social media

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the crowd crowd during an event in Toronto on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
As Barack Obama leaves office and Donald Trump becomes US president, Prime Minister Narendra Modi becomes the world’s most followed leader of a country on social media.

Modi now has the highest number of followers among all leaders of states on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+, according to sources in prime minister’s office.

Modi’s followers on Twitter are 26.5 million, Facebook 39.2 million, Google+ 3.2 million, LinkedIn 1.99 million, Instagram 5.8 million, and YouTube 591,000.
His Mobile App, which has close to 10 million downloads, is also the most widely used app for a political figure.

The app consists of gamification features where people can contribute in many ways and earn points. The prime minister regularly invites suggestions for various issues through his App and the top contributors in the app get to meet Prime Minister Modi.