Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit the mark of 10 million followers on Twitter today. He shared a Twitter post thanking everybody and said that he would be celebrating the "milestone" with the people of Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. Notably, Rahul lost his Amethi seat (a Gandhi bastion) to BJP's Smriti Irani in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Here's more.
Thank you to each and every one of you: Rahul
In his Twitter post, Rahul wrote, "10 Million Twitter followers - thank you to each and every one of you!" "I will celebrate the milestone in Amethi, where I will be meeting our Congress workers & supporters today," he further said. This is his first visit to the town after he lost the seat, which he had been winning since 2004.
Several users congratulated Rahul for achieving this "milestone"
Currently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is India's most-followed politician
To note, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is India's most-followed politician with around 48.5 million followers on Twitter. Moreover, PM Modi stands at number three in the world after former US President Barack Obama, (107 million followers) and current US President Donald Trump (61.8 million followers).
Rahul had resigned from Congress President's post earlier this month
Meanwhile, Congress has found itself in a major crisis after Rahul resigned from the party President post earlier this month. In the resignation letter, which he posted on Twitter, he took responsibility for the party's loss in the 2019 elections. "Accountability is critical for the future growth of our party. It is for this reason that I have resigned as Congress President," he wrote.
Honor for me to serve the Congress Party, said Rahul
When Rahul lost Congress' loyal constituency to Irani
2019 election results were declared on May 23, and BJP returned with a thumping victory. The biggest surprise this time was when Irani defeated Rahul in Amethi by over 55,000 votes. That's because Amethi has essentially been a Gandhi stronghold, and was also represented by Rajiv Gandhi in the Lok Sabha. In 2014, Rahul had won the seat with over 1L votes.