BJP President Amit Shah becomes second most followed Indian leader on social media after Modi

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 07, 2018, 04.29 AM(IST)

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah. Photograph:( AFP )

BJP president Amit Shah has become the second most followed leader in India on social media portals with a total of over 2 crore followers on Twitter and Facebook.

Shah has now got around 10.1 million followers on Twitter and around 11 million on Facebook. 

Shah, who joined Twitter in May 2013, hit the 10 million mark on Tuesday. The BJP president has so far tweeted more than 5,700 times on issues such as the BJP victories in the northeast and Congress's alleged acts of corruption. 

A BJP insider said Shah uses these platforms "to stay in direct touch with party workers and to deal with problems faced by the people". 

He often meets BJP volunteers working on social media sites and encourages other party workers to use these platforms to stay in touch with the public. 

Although, PM Modi still maintains his position as the number one leader with the most number of followers on Twitter with over 40 million followers.