Congress leader Rahul Gandhi follower count on the social media platform Twitter reached 10 million on Wednesday. Taking to his handle, he said he will celebrate the milestone in Amethi. In a historic poll battle, Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani defeated Gandhi in his traditional bastion Amethi by more than 52,000 votes, in this Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi, who represented the Amethi Lok Sabha seat since 1999, is currently a Member of Parliament from Wayanad constituency in Kerala.
"10 Million Twitter followers - thank you to each and every one of you! I will celebrate the milestone in Amethi, where I will be meeting our Congress workers & supporters today (sic)," Rahul tweeted.
10 Million Twitter followers - thank you to each and every one of you! 🙏🙏
I will celebrate the milestone in Amethi, where I will be meeting our Congress workers & supporters today.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 10, 2019
Gandhi’s visit to the Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seat aimed to ascertain the cause of his defeat in the recently held General Elections 2019.
During his day long visit, the former Congress president will meet party representatives, including booth presidents of five assembly segments - Salon, Amethi, Gauriganj, Jagdishpur and Tiloi, party sources told media. Besides, the Gandhi scion will also pay visit to some villages and is scheduled to meet party workers at Nirmala Devi Educational Institute in Gauriganj.
In Wayanad, the Congress leader defeated his nearest Communist Party of India (CPI) candidate PP Suneer by a record margin of over 4.31 lakh votes. While Gandhi secured 7,06,367 votes, Suneer ended up bagging 2,74,597 votes. The BJP-led NDA candidate Thushar Vellapally, who is also state NDA chairman, came a poor third, polling about 78,000 votes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has over 48 million followers on Twitter, is the most-followed Indian politician and the third most followed politician in the world, on Twitter.