Modi manages his own FB and Twitter accounts, says PMO
In reply to queries filed via RTI applications, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that the PM himself updates his Facebook and Twitter accountstech Updated: Dec 24, 2015 14:26 IST
It is a given that all popular personalities hire assistants to handle their social media accounts, but according to the PMO, that is not the case with our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In reply to queries filed via RTI applications, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that the PM himself updates his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Modi has roughly more than 31.49 million “likes” on his Facebook page, and his Twitter account has more than 16.8 million followers. However, the PMO also clarified that the Prime Minister’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts are handled by it. In fact, the Prime Minister had tweeted and uploaded photos on his FB account during his visit to China.
The social media accounts of Barack Obama, the President of the United States, for instance, are handled by “Organizing for Action staff.”
The RTI also reveals that the PM was not supplied an iPhone from his office which means that either he has bought it or was gifted one. This is the same iPhone that the PM clicks his selfies with.
And last but not the least, the PM has internet lines as fast as 34 mbps which is not as fast as expected , but is way higher than the average internet speed of the country.
First Published: Dec 24, 2015 13:50 IST