PM Modi, Owaisi top Facebook among Lok Sabha MPs

Hyderabad: Popularity Chart released by Facebook revealed MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s Facebook page to be the second most popular page after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s among all pages of Lok Sabha members in 2017.

“We (Facebook) released data of the top-ranked FB pages of government bodies, ministries and political parties in India. The data looks at the popularity of these accounts in the period from January 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017 and is based on interaction on the platform which includes total reactions, shares and comments. You (Asad-Uddin Owaisi) will be glad to know that your Facebook page reflects in the top 3 ranked pages among the Lok Sabha members,” the Facebook team wrote to the Hyderabad MP in an official statement.

Owaisi expressing happiness over the feat spoke to Deccan Chronicle and said: “The credit goes to my media team who were instrumental in creating interactive platforms like (FB) Live, uploading my speeches in Parliament and public rallies. But I am of the opinion that this social interaction does not serve a large purpose. Groundwork and personal interaction with party followers are key factors.”

Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party MP from Punjab Bhagwant Mann’s page gained the third spot.

According to the data released by Facebook in April, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath among all chief ministers had gained the first position, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje stood 2nd and Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani was the third most popular politician.