Indian Prime Minister on Facebook, curious about twitter !


Prime Minister of India, Mr. Manmohan Singh is not Net-savvy, he does not use cell phone, unlike Obama, who uses a Blackberry.

But he is on Facebook – Thats the news that has been recently published in couple of places.

I searched for Manmohan Singh on Facebook out of curiosity, and there were 4-5 different profiles in his name all carrying his photo as avatar. One account actually had close to 9000 followers.


Could this be the real profile Indian Prime Minister – My guess is as good as yours – I dont know.

The News published in here mentions:

In the course of a discussion on NDTV, Singh’s former media advisor Sanjaya Baru said though the Prime Minister is not net savvy, there is a Facebook site which is regularly updated, so he is on Facebook.

But he had no idea as to who was updating the site.

What the heck does he mean that out PM does not have an idea who is updating the site. Is he saying that it is not an official account, or is he saying that it is official, but our leader does not know who from the Government is updating that account ?

Now, most of us Tweeple’s (people of Twitter) follow Shashi Tharoor on Twitter and his twitter stream is updated regularly.

Interestingly, Mr. Tharoor told NDTV that many Politicians have come to him enquiring about twitter . Infact not only did Politicians from both sides of aisle have to come to him, but also Mr. Prime Minister

"In fact the Prime Minister asked me what this is all about… He wanted to know what Twitter was. So there is a lot of curiosity,"

Its really heartening to know that Indian Babu’s want to get online !

  1. Madhav Shivpuri says

    My view is that tech-savvy policitians could be more open-minded and resonate with the youth of the country. However Mr. Singh’s apparently 4 profiles is something no body can do much about until the PM or another official source like Mr.Tharoor confirms which is the PM’s profile, if any.

    I have a feeling that by next election many politicians would like to do a Obama, and so would be interesting to watch.

  2. Senthilkumar says

    Dear Prabhu,

    It was interesting to see what Shashi Tharoor said. His is one of the most followed twitters I suppose. He is pretty cool and I think hes at ease being a Journo and a writer himself.

    We do need a net savvy and tech savvy PM…mmm lets wait

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