Three years of Narendra Modi government: Micro-blogging site Twitter recorded over 1.1 million conversations between May 25-28, 2017 that discussed the 3 years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. According to Twitter India, people from various walks of life, such as politicians, athletes, and entertainers gathered on the social networking website to discuss the three years of the Modi-government with hashtags such as #3yearsofmodigovt and #modi3years. These conversations reached their peak at 9:28 pm on May 26 with over 690 tweets per minute. Over the years, Twitter has emerged as a huge social platform for the Indian government to engage with the public over the last 3 years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account currently has 30.2 million followers, which is 7 times more than what he had in 2014. PM Modi and his 29 cabinet ministers and 24 ministers of state have been actively using the platform to communicate with the common man of the country through various live conversations and also update them on policies of the government. According to Twitter India, the microblogging site, recorded over 7.2 lakh tweets with ##Budget2017 between January 30 and February 2.
Speaking on the record, Head of Public Policy Twitter India said, “Twitter is the best place for people to see what’s happening around the world and the Indian government’s holistic use of the platform is a great example of citizen engagement. PM Modi’s Tweet about his three years of governing excellence sums it nicely — “कड़े फैसले, बड़े फैसले।”. It’s been phenomenal to see PM Modi and his senior cabinet members leverage Twitter to engage with the public in India. We look forward to collaborating with more ministries to engage with citizens, gather public feedback and provide real-time response across India”.