Published On: Thu, Apr 9th, 2015

PM Modi popularity on Facebook falls in wake of land bill

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity on Facebook has been hurt by the recent controversial Land Acquisition Bill.

PM Narendra Modi addressing on Wednesday at the launch of the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA  Yojana, in New Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi addressing on Wednesday at the launch of the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana, in New Delhi.

In just a matter of weeks, the prime minister’s popularity on the social media site Facebook has taken a dip – from 2.8 crore ‘likes’ in March to roughly 2.78 crore as on April 7.

PM Modi’s soaring popularity ever since he took over as Prime Minister was unaffected even by controversies over his expensive pinstriped suit or the ‘ghar wapsi’ programmes of the right-wing elements.

But ever since the Land Acquisition Bill became a bone of contention between the BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition parties, a lakh of Facebook ‘likes’ from Modi’s page have just vanished.

TST

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