Country will turn peaceful if Modi ‘bhakts’ quit social media: NCP

Prime Minister Modi had tweeted that he was thinking of giving up all his social media accounts

Through the Central Vista Project, Modi is erecting a new history, the monumental beginning of the Hindu Era. Photo: PTI (File)

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that he was thinking of giving up his social media accounts, NCP took a dig at him on Tuesday (March 3) saying the country would turn ‘peaceful’ if Modi’s ‘bhakts’ quit social media.

Welcoming Modi’s decision, NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik said the decision would be ‘in the interest of the country’.

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Malik also tweeted with the hash tag “ModiQuitsSocialMedia”.

On Monday (March 2) night, Modi tweeted, “This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted. (SIC)”

Minutes after Modi posted the tweet, the Congress took a swipe at him, with Rahul Gandhi tweeting “Give up hatred, not social media accounts.”

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Modi’s tweet also led to scores of netizens urging him not to quit the social media platforms with #NoSir trendin on Twitter.

Modi 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, Modi was the third most followed world leader on the microblogging site, behind only US President Donald Trump and his predecessor Barack Obama.

Also, he was the first Indian to cross the 50-million followers mark on Twitter.

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