BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Twitter that he was thinking of giving up his social media accounts, he has revealed the decision why he said so. On Tuesday, he tweeted that he will give away his social media accounts on Women’s Day to those women “whose life and work inspire us”.
“This Women’s Day, I’ll give away my social media accounts to women whose life & work inspire us. It will help them ignite motivation in millions. Are you such a woman or do you know such inspiring women? Share such stories using #SheInspiresUs,” PM tweeted.
Along with tweet, he posted a photograph where he asked people to post inspiring stories of those women who can motivate millions of people. Selected entries will get chance to take over the PM’s handle.
This Women’s Day, I will give away my social media accounts to women whose life & work inspire us. This will help them ignite motivation in millions.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 3, 2020
On Monday evening, Modi created quite a flutter when he suddenly posted on his social media accounts that he planning to go on a sabbatical from social media. “This Sunday, thinking of giving up my social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube. Will keep you all posted,” PM Modi had tweeted on Monday.
Soon after the PM’s tweet, the political reactions was brutal. “Give up hatred, not social media accounts,” tweeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, minutes after the Prime Minister announced his social media retirement. Rahul Gandhi has 12.2 million followers on Twitter whereas the PM has 53.3 million followers on Twitter.
Give up hatred, not social media accounts. pic.twitter.com/HDymHw2VrB
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 2, 2020
The PM is the most followed leader on Facebook and Instagram, with 44 million following his page on Facebook and 35.2 million following him on photo and video sharing app Instagram. On YouTube, he has 4.5 million subscribers.