PM’s Social Media Accounts To Be Taken Over By Inspiring Women on Women’s Day

PM Modi said on that on the occasion of Women’s Day, he would hand over his social media accounts “to women whose life, work inspire us”.

New Delhi| Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced he will hand over his social media accounts to women “whose work and life inspire us” on March 8, which is Internation women’s day, ending the frenzied speculation he triggered on Monday night.

“This Women’s Day, I will give away my social media accounts to women whose life & work inspire us. This will help them ignite motivation in millions. Are you such a woman or do you know such inspiring women? Share such stories using #SheInspiresUs,” Modi tweeted.

Late last evening, the Prime Minister had tweeted: “This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted”.

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The announcement had led to much anguish among his supporters and in no time, the hashtag “#NoSir” became a top Twitter trend.

The tweet had also led to a political war of words with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi advising the PM to “quit hate, not social media”, an apparent reference to the Delhi riots which have claimed 46 lives. The BJP’s Babul Supriyo hit back at Rahul with advice on “roaming data packs”.

The prime minister is one of the most-followed world leaders on social media. He has 53.3 million followers on Twitter, 44 million on Facebook and 35.2 million on Instagram. The Twitter handle of Prime Minister’s Office has 32 million followers.

In September 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the third most followed world leader on the microblogging site, behind only US President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama. The Prime Minister was the first Indian to cross the50-million followers mark on Twitter.

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