Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday tweeted that he is thinking of giving up all his social media accounts this Sunday, but stopped short of providing any further details.
“This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on
Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted,” he tweeted from his official handle.
This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1583162818000
When contacted, sources refused to divulge any details and said that future plan of action will be disclosed in the next few days.
Within minutes of the tweet, #NoSir started trending on the microblogging website.
The tweet led to a host of questions on social media. While many users wanted to know the reason behind the announcement, some wondered how he will keep them posted if he quits social media.
Modi is among the most popular and active global leaders on social media, with close to 53.3 million followers on Twitter.
He is also the world’s most followed or liked world leader on two other social media platforms — Facebook and Instagram.
In a list of 50 most followed active world leaders on Facebook, PM Modi tops the list as his official page is liked by over 44 million people, more than that of US President Donald Trump. On Instagram, PM Modi is followed by over 35 million people.
From his famous “Main bhi Chowkidar” campaign in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections last year to roping in celebrities and famous personalities to promote voting, PM Modi has actively used social media during his tenure.
PM Narendra Modi to give up social media accounts?