Narendra Modi’s Twitter handle springs back after losing 3 lakh followers in a day

As per Twitter analytics tool TwitterCounter.com, on November 8, when the PM came on national television to announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will cease to be legal tender after midnight, he had 24,120,043 followers.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2016 8:41 pm

 

Demonetisation, Narendra Modi, Modi black money, Modi demonetisation, Modi news Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source: File/AP photo)

There is no beating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media. So while there was a backlash on his twitter handle @narendramodi soon after the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes was announced, his number of followers has bounced back to keep the growth trajectory consistent. As per Twitter analytics tool TwitterCounter.com, on November 8, when the Prime Minister came on national television to announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will cease to be legal tender after midnight, he had 24,120,043 followers.

However, next day he lost 3,13,312 followers, taking his overall follower count to 23,806,731. This fall is unprecedented as the @narendramodi handle has been on a roll ever since he started campaigning for India’s top elected post.

But it seems his clout in the social media circles, and the realisation that the move was actually meant to tackle black money and fake currency, turned the tide within 24 hours. By November 10, the number spiked back growing by 4,30,128 new followers to negate the effects of the fall a day before. The daily average new followers for this handle is just above 27,000. By November 11, the numbers were once again showing a regular growth trajectory.

In fact, @narendramodi is the 46th most popular handle in Twitterverse with 24,256,662 followers, 19,803 of which came on November 11. Modi’s handle has so far posted 13,241 tweets and follows 1,431 other handles, including a lot of top global leaders.

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First Published on: November 11, 2016 8:06 pm
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    N k joshi
    Apr 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    Dear sir india is keeping back since 800 a d becouse if not the reason that the indian rullers were not performing,the main reason of indians defeats ,so many indian par ions of land was 1.our worships methods has become not pure, we have started using ghee and other products for yagnya,deepak bhog etc which contained animal,cow fat and result the for tat, jaisee puja kee vaisa phal mila ,puja ki thitio par raja ne puja paddatti ko bhulaya v sharab v raviwas se bahar nahi nikle this war was not from this planate if like to rule piaus india we are to be alert for keeping experianced keaders, and who can establish pure puja pranali with pure cow ghee from go grain floor from own floor mill then supreme power will give power, remember rulling power is intrinsic and will be giveb by god
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      B.mitra
      Mar 2, 2017 at 10:40 am
      Plz sir contact me... your portrait painted by me you and mind in Ramakrishna, vivekananda them.... plz contact me
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        Chandramohan to
        Mar 11, 2017 at 6:09 am
        Dear Modiji ,With reference to my letter dated 28.1.17sent through.yoru e.mail ending with123...lt;br/gt; Kindly take the appropriate action which islt;br/gt;described in the subject of the above e.Mail latter dated 28.1.2017elaborately. If u have still doubts, u send yourlt;br/gt;friends to some jewellery shops in Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolcutta,lt;br/gt;Bangalore, TRIVANDRUM and find out the truths who are cheating publics particularly gold purchasers in the name of lt;br/gt;Wastage charges upto 20% .Otherwise they have return the wastage particles of gold to the customer. Otherwise Please discuss with your sisterslt;br/gt;and lady relatives or friends , who are fond of gold and p nice order dulylt;br/gt;destroying/removing the wastage charges (V A or WC ) of 5 to 20%lt;br/gt; (from the total weight of particular items) while selling the goldlt;br/gt;ornaments. Otherwise they cheat Gold purchasers in some other Englishlt;br/gt;words. PLEASE APPLY YOUR MIND PERSONALLY AND FULLY BEFORE PING SUITABLElt;br/gt;ORDERS AGANIST THE GOLD SELLERS. ALMOST ALL CHEAT THE GOLD PURCHASERS INlt;br/gt;SPECIFIC TECHNICAL TERMS with the help of advocates. Now a days,National antham sings in all cinema Theatre with due respect.I like it too much. Thanks to CJI and you,ji . BY S. CHANDRAMOHAN,lt;br/gt;MA.,MBA,MCA,...
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          Chandramohan to
          Mar 11, 2017 at 5:55 am
          Dear Modiji and CJI ,With reference to my letter dated 28.1.17,lt;br/gt; Kindly take the appropriate action which islt;br/gt;described in the subject elaborately. If u have still doubts, u send yourlt;br/gt;friends to some jewellery shops in Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolcutta,lt;br/gt;Bangalore, TRIVANDRUM and find out the truths. Please discuss with your sisterslt;br/gt;and lady relatives or friends , who are fond of gold and p nice order dulylt;br/gt;destroying/removing the wastage charges (V A or WC ) of 5 to 20%lt;br/gt; (from the total weight of particular items) while selling the goldlt;br/gt;ornaments. Otherwise they cheat Gold purchasers in some other Englishlt;br/gt;words. PLEASE APPLY YOUR MIND PERSONALLY AND FULLY BEFORE PING SUITABLElt;br/gt;ORDERS AGANIST THE GOLD SELLERS. ALMOST ALL CHEAT THE GOLD PURCHASERS INlt;br/gt;SPECIFIC TECHNICAL TERMS with the help of advocates. Now a days,National antham sings in all cinema Theatre with due respect.I like it too much. Thanks to CJI. BY S. CHANDRAMOHAN,lt;br/gt;MA.,MBA,MCA,...
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            S N
            Feb 9, 2017 at 10:31 am
            On reply to Mr. P Chidambaram's criticisam on Budget, Mr. Prabhat Jha's of BJP's reply is really accurate and eye opener to opposition parties. Would appreciate if Respected Shri Modi ji also listen his reply . He is really a true leader and to be kept in front line to strongly face opposition parties. Best Regards
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              Chetan
              Nov 11, 2016 at 6:43 pm
              Twitter has removed some spam, fake account from twitter, thats why everybody including celebrity saw decline in there follower
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                khemub.patel
                Nov 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                saviour of India,a step towards freedom from corruption
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                  IslamForFoools
                  Nov 11, 2016 at 8:55 pm
                  Allah k mu me bullah
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                    IslamForFoools
                    Nov 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm
                    Fck editors of Indian express and left liberal terrorist jihadi media
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                      IslamForFoools
                      Nov 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm
                      Teri ammi ko A,B aur C ne ch0da tab jake Tera profile name ABC bana, Katue.
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                        IslamForFoools
                        Nov 11, 2016 at 8:58 pm
                        Teri ammi ko A,B aur C ne ch0da tab make Tera profile name ABC bana, Katue.
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                          abhinav
                          Nov 11, 2016 at 7:40 pm
                          Demonetization is a disaster for India and people will give their feedback in next lok sabha polls..
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                            Ashish
                            Nov 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm
                            sabhi dukandaron ko Cash less machine lena aniwarya ho, jitane bhi bina registered h vo registration karaye apne aap black money rook jayegi
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                              A
                              Nov 11, 2016 at 4:13 pm
                              Celebrities all around the world saw their followers fall as this a regular exercise by Twitter to do away with fake accounts.lt;br/gt;Poorly researched article or maybe deliberately so written .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Shameful for Indian express!!
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                                Ekta Sharma
                                Nov 12, 2016 at 9:38 am
                                This could have been handled in a better way ...if seriously govt cared about ppl before introducing this new rule they would have made arrangements for poor ppl lives...there were no such arrangements...this will lead only to inflation
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                                  CC
                                  Nov 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm
                                  Kabhi kabhi public le leti hailt;br/gt;Jaisa ke HILARY ka.
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                                    dd
                                    Nov 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm
                                    We do not have words to eaplain..We have see use of black money...now its all about INDIA. Thanks Modi Ji...We hope people of rural India understand, this move is just for them...Now it will open door for needy who really need reservation....
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                                      Abhi
                                      Nov 11, 2016 at 3:15 pm
                                      greatest leader ever india has produced since independence ...we are with you sir
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                                        mas
                                        Nov 11, 2016 at 3:38 pm
                                        What about Pappu's handle? How many followers and how many deserters?
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                                          Kabir
                                          Nov 11, 2016 at 11:40 pm
                                          60% are fake.
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                                            Rajesh Mohanty
                                            Nov 11, 2016 at 4:59 pm
                                            It is all the work of Twitter bots.
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