Prime Minister Narendra Modi has as many fans as he has people who don’t particularly like him. But it looks like as far as Instagram goes, he is a big hit.
Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram. And, a photo he posted of his meeting with Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma after their wedding was the most liked photo posted by a world leader this year.
Even the second most liked photo of a world leader belonged to PM Narendra Modi.
This was of him standing at a bus stop in a picturesque snowy Davos, where he attended the World Economic Forum 2018.
According to Twiplomacy study 2018 conducted by Burson-Marsteller, an international public relations and communications firm – he is the most followed world leader on Instagram. Indonesian President Joko Widodo is second, and US President Donald Trump is third.
Pope Francis, Queen Rania of Jordan, and the Royal Family of the United Kingdom are some of the other Instagram accounts that figure in the list of the ten most followed world leaders.
Apart from being the most followed, PM Narendra Modi can also boast of having the most liked photos among the world’s leaders.
The photo of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli calling on Modi after their wedding was the most liked. “Not surprisingly, the picture has received 1,834,707 hearts since all three [Modi, Sharma and Kohli] have a combined following of 55 million on Instagram,” the study noted.
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The second most liked photo by a world leader was also by PM Narendra Modi. It was of him standing at a bus stop in Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum 2018. The photo got a total of 16,35,978 likes.
“The unusual shot illustrates that pictures which are out of the ordinary do tend to get the best engagement on the platform,” the study said on this photo.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known to be a charming and influential personality among the world leaders, has emerged as the most popular global leader on Instagram with 15.5 million followers.
Modi is pretty popular on social media, since he regularly updates his followers with the latest developments, and also keeps tabs on the recent trends. So this recognition surely doesn’t come as a surprise.
Congratulations Mr Modi!
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