New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the most followed active politician on Twitter after the micro-blogging platform permanently suspended the account of US President Donald Trump on Friday.
Modi currently has 64.7 million followers, while Trump had 88.7 million followers before his account was suspended.
Former US President Barack Obama, however, remains the most followed politician on Twitter with 127.9 million followers. US President-elect Joe Biden has 23.3 million followers, India Today reported.
Among other Indian politicians, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has 24.2 million followers and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal 21.2 million followers.
Two days after hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Twitter permanently suspended Trump’s account on Friday due to the “risk of further incitement of violence”.
Twitter also banned two Trump loyalists — former national security adviser Michael Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell — permanently as part of a broader purge of accounts promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory.
Twitter said it will take action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm.