NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is now the third most followed world leader on Twitter overtaking Indonesian President SB Yudhoyono.

Narendra Modi has around 5,090,546 followers (at the time of filing this story) compared to Yodoyono’s- 5,088,156 followers. Only the President of the United States Barack Obama and the Pope have more followers on Twitter.

Modi’s 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. The account has 1,809,947 followers.

Modi’s election victory Tweet remains the most retweeted Tweet of all time from India.

The list of most followed people on Twitter is headed by US president Barack Obama, who has 43.9 million followers. Pope Francis, who maintains nine Twitter accounts for each language, has a total of 14 million followers.

According to Twitter, 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, Narendra Modi and BJP accounted for over half of the 2 million elections-related Tweets.

source: times of india