White House unfollows Indian PM Modi on Twitter

Dunya News

White House unfollows Indian PM Narendra Modi on Twitter.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – The White House has unfollowed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter along with the official handles of President Ram Nath Kovind, the Prime Minister’s office and the Indian embassy in the US.

Narendra Modi was followed by the White House, having over 21 million followers, on April 10 and the move was seen as a reflection of good relations between the Indian premier and US President Donald Trump.

Thus, Modi became the only world leader to be followed by the White House, the residence and workplace of the US president, three weeks ago

Donald Trump and Narendra Modi’s last interaction was over the export of hydroxychloroquine, wanted by America for its fight against COVID-19. President Trump Called PM Modi ‘great’ and ‘really good’ after India allowed the export.

Donald Trump tweeted, “Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. Will not be forgotten! Thank you Prime Minister @NarendraModi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight!”

Two days later, the White House handle followed PM Modi and other Indian accounts which were unfollowed on April 28.

Here are some of the reactions after the White House hit unfollow on PM Modi:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “I’m dismayed by the ‘unfollowing’ of our President & PM by the White House. I urge the Ministry of External Affairs to take note.”

Gaurav Pandhi, a member of the fellow party’s social media cell said, “Why has the White House unfollowed Prime Minister and President of India on Twitter.”

Indian professor Ashok Swain said, “When White House twitter handle followed Modi on 12 April, India’s media went berserk. On 28 April, White House unfollowed Modi. Complete Death Silence of India’s media!”

Princess Hend Al Qassimi, a member of the royal family of the United Arab Emirates, also shared the development, calling for an end to the hatred against Muslims in India.