The followers on social media taken into account to measure the popularity of not only celebrities and also political leaders has been a new trend in the present competitive politics.
While Prime minister Narendra Modi occupied first position and film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan followed second and third at national level, the YSR Congress party is facing peculiar situation.
The film actor turned YSR Congress leader Roja has the highest number of followers on social media particularly on Facebook. She even left behind YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in having followers.
While, Roja followers had been crossed nearly 1.70 lakh, Jagan maintained close to 1.50 lakh fans on face book alone.
The party leaders said that roja film glamour attracted more number of followers who do not have any political knowledge. In the case of Jagan, people interested in politics and leaders are the strong supporters to the YSR Congress leader.
Recent political fight by Roja against AP Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and her political drama in the budget session in the Assembly also attracted more number of people. However, Jagan congratulated Roja for maintains big followers on social media which he felt will also help to his party.