New Delhi, February 11: With the newly appointed general secretary of Congress – Priyanka Gandhi Vadra – joining the Twitter on Monday, she garnered massive support and attracted over one lakh followers on the social media platform within 10 hours. Gandhi’s social media presence has been compared with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s first-day popularity, which was hailed by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor stating that a ‘new superstar on social media is born’.
Gandhi’s micro-blogging account was opened on the day she started her political campaign in Uttar Pradesh, and within hours the followers multiplied in thousand. By the end of 11 pm on Monday, there were around 1.2 lakh followers. Hailing the presence of Gandhi on the micro-blogging website, Tharoor said to PTI, “Given that Priyanka Gandhi has had only 12 hours on Twitter (so far) and she has got one lakh followers she seems to be on course to rival Rajnikanth. Looks like a new superstar on social media is born.” Priyanka Gandhi Begins Mission UP With Roadshow Accompanied by Rahul Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Gets Rousing Welcome in Lucknow.
Tharoor is the second most followed politicians in Congress after party president Rahul Gandhi and has 6.75 million followers, while Rahul Gandhi has 8.47 million followers. Earlier in the day, Tharoor took to Twitter and wrote, “It was once a lonely furrow for a Congressman to plough — glad to see @INCIndia stalwarts now all take to it with enthusiasm.”
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 11, 2019
It is to be known that it was only superstar Rajnikanth who was followed by over two lakh followers in his first 24 hours on Twitter. Though Priyanka was yet to post her first tweet, looks like the number of followers are going to increase with each passing day. It is speculated that the first tweet would arrive after her husband Robert Vadra’s questioning get over in the alleged land grabbing case in Bikaner.