Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) on Wednesday crossed the 8 million followers mark on Twitter. He continued his presence on social media platforms as he became the first Prime Minister across the world to take a Twitter Mirror on tour with him. During his visit to Australia, he tweeted using the tool with the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott as well as students from Queensland University of Technology.
A Twitter Mirror is a backstage ‘photo-booth’ for behind-the-scenes and exclusive moments involving celebrities and influencers for live events.
PM Modi essentially uses Twitter or Twitter Mirror to connect with Indians, at home and overseas, and underlines the relevance of digital diplomacy in today’s world.
Since his election win in May earlier this year, the Prime Minister’s Twitter account has doubled in followers adding more than 4 million followers.
His election victory tweet remains the most retweeted tweet of all time from India with 70,586 tweets.
India has won! भारत की विजय। अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 16, 2014
However, US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis still remain ahead of PM Modi as most followed political or religious leaders globally with over 43 million and 14 million followers respectively.