BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has beaten PM Narendra Modi, who has a long list of titles as a leading Indian political figure on several social media platforms, in a study on most interactive politicians on Twitter.
As per a report, Swamy, in the study conducted by Dentsu Webchutney Research Labs, was ranked at the top in a list of the 50 most interactive politicians on Twitter.
The list was created on the basis of how the politicians did on these parameters - the total number of followers, original tweets (excluding retweets and replies), engagement per original tweet, response rate measured as replies to the public, and total retweets. The study was conducted in February, the report said. It adds that politicians who have replied to citizens, used the local language, liked responses, clarified comments from dubious reports and followed citizens back have also done well in the list.
The study mentions that Swamy wrote at least six original tweets a day, the report said.
PM Narendra Modi who has been smashing records on as a political leader on the social media has come second in this study. He is followed by Congress president Rahul Gandhi who comes third in the list.
BJP's candidate against Gandhi in Amethi (UP) and Union Minister, Smriti Irani comes fourth. She is the only female figure in the top five of the list.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis comes fifth on the list. Late Goa CM Manohar Parrikar is seventh on the list and BJP president Amit Shah takes the nine place. Shashi Tharoor, Omar Abdullah, Arvind Kejriwal, Yogi Adityanath and Akhilesh Yadav take 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th positions on the list. Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Suresh Prabhu, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj are ranked 7th, 16th, 18th, 19th and 20th on the list.