- Narendra Modi has the highest followers on Twitter.
- Narendra Modi is the second largest politician in the world with highest fan following.
Moving forward from conventional ways of communicating with masses of India, the top politicians of the country is using social media. To leverage the popular social media platforms Twitter and Facebook, the politicians reach out their target constituents. Social media has influenced Indian Politics and it is more like a public gathering for Indian politicians.
Here have a look at the social media profiles of some of the noted politicians of India:
- Narendra Modi
The Prime Minister of India is known as the most followed world leader and ranks at the number 2nd after President of US, Donald Trump. He has 33 million followers and counting which makes him best social media user in Indian politics. Modi uses social media to create awareness, launch information of new schemes and programmes. Even he was named as the most influential people on the internet in 2016 by Time magazine.
- Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor, the Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala has a broader vision and, he uses social media to present his modern outlook on current affairs of the country. Whether it is an entertainment issue or hot politics, his thought just hit the direct direction. He is famous for his wide range of words which he used on his tweets.
- Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal is just using Facebook to create her social media impact over the 2 million followers. She is the most influential politicians who use social media to share her views on the national and international events.
- Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj is the External Affairs Minister of India but, she is the most followed Foreign Minister in the world. She used her social media Twitter solves the problem of the masses in India as well as people who India who live outside. She deals with major international crises such as saving an Indian girl taken a hostage in the U.A.E., sorting out passport and immigration problem.
- Arun Jaitley:
Arun Jaitley since his second tweet on the Twitter about Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif is known as the best social media users in Indian Politics. He is very active to update his 9 million followers with tweets related to campaign, vision and wishing followers on various festivals.
- Arvind Kejriwal
The Chief Minister of Delhi has won the Twitter Battle against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by getting more re-tweets. He with his 12 million followers becomes one of the best social media politicians of the country. He mainly uses his platform to mock various politicians and schemes launched by them.
Now, the situation is that Indian citizen prefers politicians with social media accounts because this platform which creates the identity and people get to know them personally.