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Narendra Modi Loses Over 3 Lakh Followers on Twitter After Demonetisation

File image of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  (Photo Credit: Reuters)

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, he appeared to have lost over three lakh followers on Twitter.

New Delhi: As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, he appeared to have lost over three lakh followers on Twitter.

According to Twitter counter, Modi Twitter handle lost 3,13,312 followers a day after the announcement was made.

Modi, who tweets from @narendramodi, has over 24 million followers on the social platform.

As part of sweeping steps to check black money, Modi on November 8 announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes will cease to be legal tender from midnight.

The Prime Minister said in a televised address that all the 500 and 1,000 denomination notes can be deposited in banks and post offices between November 10 and December 30.

first published:November 11, 2016, 17:14 IST