Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet about lighting lamps to salute the Covid-19 warriors has been designated as the top political tweet retweeted in India.
He made this appeal to his fellow countrymen on April 5 releasing a picture of himself lighting the lamp; urging everybody to do the same, which has now made a record, reports DNA India.
His tweet was retweeted more than 1 lakh 18 thousand times.
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After this, Modi posted a picture of himself lighting a lamp at his residence, in which he wrote "Shubham Karoti Kalyanam, Deepam Shubham Karoti Kalyaannam - Aarogyam Dhana-Sampadaa Shatru-Buddhi-Vinaashaaya Diipa-Jyotir-Namostute". This tweet has created history.
India imposed lockdown in March when the PM addressed the country in the first week of April appealing them to light lamps by turning off the lights of their houses for 9 minutes at 9 pm on April 5.
Significantly, PM Modi is at number 1 in the list of leaders in India in terms of following on social media. The number of followers of Modi on Twitter is more than 60 million.