Leaving the netizens wondering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 2nd, 2020, tweeted that he was thinking of giving up his Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts in a week. However, he did not elaborate on the reason behind doing so.
PM Modi is one of the most followed world leaders on social media with 53.3 million followers on Twitter, 44 million on Facebook, 35.2 million on Instagram and 4.51 million on YouTube.
It may be mentioned that the Prime Minister has not held a single press conference since taking office in 2014 and has prided himself on communicating directly with his supporters via social media.
With a highly active presence online since joining Twitter and Facebook in 2009, he has scooped up thousands of ‘likes’ and replies within minutes of sharing each post.