• Ashu Bisht

Top Indian political leaders who have the most followers on Twitter

We live in a world where social media has taken the center stage. Anyone and anything can get trending within seconds. Good or bad, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms have become integral parts of our lives. An individual can instantly trigger a host of reactions just by posting few words on Twitter and that is exactly what are our politicians are doing. The world leaders not lacking behind. They have been actively using social media to convey messages. Be it a public rally or a roadshow, the politicians are connecting with the mass digitally. So, let’s check out who are the most followed Indian political figure on Twitter:

1) Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tops the list after crossing the 60-million mark on his follower count on Twitter. the Prime Minister has now become the most followed Indian account on Twitter. He is also the third-most-followed political leader on Twitter after Barack Obama and Donald Trump. He has been proactive on Twitter.

2) Amit Shah

Amit Shah, Modi’s second in command stands after the Prime Minister on the list. Amit Shah has 26 million followers and he is known to be the brain behind BJP during his time as the party national President. Like Modi, Amit Shah is also using Twitter more proactively especially after he was appointed the Home Minister.

3) Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal, the 7th Chief Minister of Delhi, and a former bureaucrat are rolling over Twitter with 21 million followers. A graduate of IIT Kharagpur, Kejriwal is a mechanical engineer and has also worked as a joint commissioner of the Income Tax Department. He is also a Magsaysay award winner for his work on the grassroots through his organization Parivartan.

4) Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh, the right-wing Indian politician serving as the Defence Minister of India also has 20 million followers on Twitter. He is the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party and has been proactive on Twitter. on 5th June, he tweeted, “On #WorldEnvironmentDay we need to remind ourselves about the importance of environment protection. The well-being of humanity depends upon judicious usage & management of the natural resources available on this planet. Let’s renew our pledge for sustainable development today.”

5) Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi stands next to Rajnath Singh in the list of top political leaders with the most number of followers on Twitter. Rahul Gandhi is an Indian politician and a member of the Indian Parliament. This charming politician has 18 million followers on Twitter. He has recently slammed the government for the rise in fuel prices.

6) Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley was an Indian politician and attorney. He has served as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of the Government of India from the year 2014 to 2019. He has more than 14 million followers on Twitter.

7) Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav is an Indian politician and president of the Samajwadi Party. He has served the nation as the 20th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from the year 2012 to 2017. He has 14 million followers on the social media platform, Twitter. He is quite active on Twitter.

Top Indian Politicians with Most Fake Followers

A recent Twitter audit report has revealed that many Indian political leaders have fake followers including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The fake follower ratio is calculated by Twitter Audit’s algorithm that analyzes the accounts according to the number of tweets, the date of the last tweet, and ratios of followers to friends. The official Twitter handle of Rahul Gandhi has the most fake follower. Amit Shah follows the list having the second most fake follower percentage on Twitter. Narendra Modi stands at rank 5, following Rajnath Singh and Shahi Tharoor.