Netizens in Shock as PM Modi hints to take a break from Social Media

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With 53.3 million twitter followers, PM Narendra Modi is the world’s third most popular leader on Twitter. On 1st March, he made a surprising announcement that he is mulling over taking a break from social media. Later, he announced that his social media accounts will be handed to chosen women on Women’s Day, 8th March.

Crux of the Matter

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He is currently active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube with a huge fan base. With this announcement, his followers are shocked, and with #NoSir and #NarendraModi trending, they are asking him not to give up social media.

In less than an hour, the tweet got nearly 62,000+ retweets with over 150K likes. Some users also speculated that his account might have been hacked. He had joined Twitter at a time when only a few politicians were active on the platform in January 2009 when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Later he became the first Indian to cross 50 million followers on Twitter.

PM Modi has 44 million followers on Facebook, 53.3 million on Twitter, 35.2 million on Instagram and 4.51 million on Youtube.

Reactions to the Announcement
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a jibe on PM’s plan and advised him to give up hatred and not social media.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted: “Respected Modi ji, Earnestly wish you would give this advise to the concerted army of trolls, who abuse-intimidate-badger-threaten others every second in you name! Sincere Regards, Citizens of India” Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav also tweeted: “Thinking of closing the path of social dialogue is not a good thing. There are other more meaningful things to leave.” Many of the BJP leaders like Amruta Fadnavis came in PM’s support and said they will also follow his footsteps and take an exit from their social media.

Many of his fans soon started announcing that they will also follow PM’s move while some offered possible explanations for his decision. Later in the day, it became a hot topic for memes on social media.

Narendra Modi made an announcement that his social media accounts will be handed to inspiring women on 8 March 2020, Women’s Day. He asked to share entries of inspiring women using #SheInspiresUs.

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