Narendra Modi may soon have more Twitter followers than White House

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: Jun 26 2014, 06:51am hrs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is the fifth most "followed" world leader on Twitter, may soon overtake the White House in terms of number of followers on the microblogging site, an annual global study of world leaders today revealed.

According to Twiplomacy, a study conducted by global public relations and communications firm Burson-Marsteller, the US President is the most followed leader on Twitter followed by Pope Francis, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, The White House and Modi.

"Since his election in late May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the fifth-most followed world leader on Twitter, with 4,956,244 followers," the study said.

It further added: "He is expected to surpass the US White House account (4,973,061 followers), within the next days and is using Twitter as a power tool to broadcast his messages."