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Modi and Obama: leaders with much in common

Washington: Narendra Modi and Barack Obama have much in common as both leaders rode to power on the slogan of “hope and change” and they are the two most popular politicians on the social media.Modi,

PTI [ Updated: May 26, 2014 19:00 IST ]
modi and obama leaders with much in common
modi and obama leaders with much in common

Washington: Narendra Modi and Barack Obama have much in common as both leaders rode to power on the slogan of “hope and change” and they are the two most popular politicians on the social media.


Modi, 63, who was sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister, used modern technology and social media tools to change the face of election campaigning like Obama.

The two are also the two most popular politicians on the social media.

It is during this election campaign that Modi outnumbered other global politicians to be the most liked politician in the world after Obama. Modi is also fast catching up with Obama on Twitter.

Modi started his day by visiting Rajghat and it is a well-known fact that Obama is an avid follower of Mahatama Gandhi.

Very few people know that there is a picture of Obama and a Gandhi bust in the Oval Office of the White House.

Like 52-year-old Obama, Modi too is a great advocate of climate change and adopting technologies that address the dangers posed by the global menace to the world.  As the Gujarat chief minister, Modi pioneered India's first incentives for large-scale solar power in 2009.

While Obama has been emphasising on building infrastructure of the country - from road, bridges and ports to airports - Modi too has promised to his nation that this would be the top priority of his government.

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