Indian Prime Minister has over 5 million followers on Twitter

Delhi, July 4, 2014: Indian Prime Narendra Modi  has become  the third most followed world leader on Twitter, after US President and the Pope.
Modi ( has around 5,087,980 followers  as of 1pm IST  on Thursday.

There were nearly 60 million elections-related Tweets during the Lok Sabha elections this year. Narendra Modi was the top elections-related term on Twitter during the entire polling period, more than AAP and INC combined.
 On Counting Day itself, Narendra Modi and BJP accounted for over half of the 2 million elections-related Tweets. His Twitter account (@narendramodi) has grown by more than 1 million followers since his election win, while the official account of the Prime Minister’s office (@PMOIndia) has grown more than 40% since his swearing-in ceremony.  His election victory Tweet remains the most retweeted Tweet of all time from India.