While Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the most talked about Lok Sabha member and Sachin Tendulkar was the most popular Rajya Sabha member on Facebook in 2017. The results appeared on Wednesday when Facebook released information on its top-ranked pages of government bodies, ministries and political parties in India for the January 1 to December 31, 2017 period. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!
Facebook categorised the information on its its top-ranked pages of government bodies under Parliament of India, Union Government, State Governments and Union Territories, and political parties. Among State Governments and Union Territories, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was the most popular followed by his Rajasthan counterpart, Vasundhara Raje. Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
Among political parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the most popular. But surprisingly, the Indian National Congress came third as the the Aam Aadmi Party took the second spot in terms of Facebook popularity. Also Read - WhatsApp Multi-device support confirmed, public beta rollout begins in two months: Mark Zuckerberg
Among apex bodies, PMO India was the most popular on Facebook followed by President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Ministry of External Affairs topped among ministries. MyGov India was the most popular government initiative on Facebook while among the armed forces, the Indian Army was the most popular.