BJP crosses 3 million twitter followers, thanks supporters

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Published: July 15, 2016 3:42:45 PM

In a tweet through the party's official twitter handle the BJP has thanked it's supporters for their consistent and time tested loyalty which has enabled them to cross 30,00,000 followers in twitter

BJP-reuters-LBJP thanks supporters for consistent online patronage. (Reuters)

It seems that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has truly emerged as the largest political party in the country both on and offline. In a tweet through the party’s official twitter handle the BJP has thanked it’s supporters for their consistent and time tested loyalty which has enabled them to cross 30,00,000 followers in twitter.

Sometime in March 2015 BJP surpassed the Communist Party of China to become the largest political party in the world with over 88 million registered supporters. The 35 year old party which many analysts thought was in sinking sand till the beginning of 2013 bounced back in the public forum in 2014 with the presidential style campaigning of Narendra Modi as the face of the party for the post of prime minister to be.

It is impressive for the party which had a little over 35 million cadres till November 2014, added more than 50 million in the following few months to become the largest cadre based political party in the world. With over 85 million registered members the party leadership now aims to carry it forward to 100 million. In comparison the grand old party i.e. the Indian National Congress (INC) has a little over 40 million members.

Not just this, some of the leaders of the party enjoy a massive support base at twitter. For example, Smriti Irani has a fan following of 4.09 million, Arun Jaitley 4.83 million, Rajnath Singh 3.04 million and maverick politician Subramanian Swamy enjoys a whopping 2.88 million online followers.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the pack with 21.3 million followers on twitter.

One will be surprised to notice that the corresponding top leadership of the Congress party does not even stand anywhere near to what the BJP enjoys. Senior Congress leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Digvijaya Singh has a following of 7,71,177 and 4,98,625 respectively.

If the state of affairs continue like this then the day is not far when the principal opposition party in India will be remembered feebly by the electorate.

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