Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just wrapped up his first year in office — the Hindu nationalist won a landslide and came into government on May 26 last year.
Despite the fact that he’s running a country where only about a fifth of the people are internet users, he’s one of the most forward-thinking world leaders on the use of social media for political campaigning.
To keep people up to date with what he’s doing, Modi used a method that’s not familiar to pretty much any other President or Prime Minister around the world — a direct message on Twitter.
To all of his 12.5 million followers.
The DM sent Tuesday reads “My message on completion of One Year of Our Government,” along with a link to his own site.
Here’s how that looks:
Some of his Twitter followers enjoying the occasion:
Modi also sent out DMs en masse to publicise his manifesto pledges during the 2014 election.
For a slightly more even-handed look at Modi’s record after a year in office, the Economist has a wide-ranging special report out this week too.