On January 20 at 12:00 pm (EST) (10:30 pm according to the Indian Standard Time) when Barack Obama will leave office and Donald Trump will hold the chair in the White House in the United States, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will become the most followed leader across the world.
Among all the leaders of the state, PM Modi has the highest numbers of followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Narendra Modi is the first Prime Minister of India who has promoted the modern and digitised way of communication and also has followed the use of technology in governance to reach out the citizens of India.
Let’s put an eye on the followers of PM Modi on social platforms:
Facebook: 39.2 million
Twitter: 26.5 million
Google+: 3.2 million
Linkedin: 1.99 million
Youtube: 5.91 lakhs
Instagram: 5.8 million
PM Modi has used the technology as a key tool in his governance. The most significant invention was Government of India’s direct transfer of subsidies and benefit to the poor sections of the society.
Using the recently launched BHIM app, he has given powers to the poor to send and receive payments without even visiting banks and can go cashless as well.
Twitter campaigns like #Sandesh2Soldiers, #MyCleanIndia, #IncredibleIindia, #SelfieWithDaughter are some of the campaigns run by the Government of India and a massive response was received back. The 140 character tweets from PMO and PM himself provides direct information to the people.
Prime Minister keeps a tab on grievance redressal and systematic issues are taken by him personally in every month’s Pragati session. Through this session, the PM interacts with chief secretaries and senior officials of the central government.
Moreover, people of India can anytime access the website MyGov.in from anywhere and contribute with ideas and suggestions. This portal has close to 4million members.