WASHINGTON: The White House has unfollowed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter sending the micro-blogging site into a frenzy over a possible souring of ties between the world leaders.
It has also unfollowed the Twitter handle of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, the Prime Minister’s office, as well as, the Indian embassy in the US.
The Twitter account of the White House – the residence and workplace of the US president – has over 21 million followers.
Three weeks ago, Modi had the ‘honour’ of being the only world leader followed by Washington’s official handle.
The move to follow the Indian premier’s account on April 10 was seen as a reflection of the good rapport shared by Modi and President Trump.
Turns out, after White House, Donald Trump too has blocked/unfollowed PM Modi. What’s happening here?
Govt owes an explanation to people!
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) April 29, 2020
I’m dismayed by the “unfollowing” of our President & PM by the White House. I urge the Ministry of External Affairs to take note.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 29, 2020