Now Amitabh follows Congress leaders on Twitter


When you’re Amitabh Bachchan, every move you make is scrutinized. And when you suddenly start following someone on Twitter, it is invariably taken as a sign of hidden developments!

The towering superstar has set tongues wagging after he started following certain senior Congress leaders on Twitter of late. The names that now start showing on his Twitter feed include Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party official Twitter handle, senior leaders P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Ahmed Patel, Ashok Gehlot, Ajay Maken, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sachin Pilot and CP Joshi… all within the course of this month!

This is certainly an unexpected move, considering his old fallout with the Congress post the Bofors scam. Bachchan, who was once very close to the Nehru family and a good friend of Rajiv Gandhi’s, had even fought elections from Allahabad and won. However, things soured between them later.

His renewed attention to the Congress party leaders is naturally raising eyebrows. The veteran actor recently also started following party leaders Manish Tewari, Shakeel Ahmed, Sanjay Nirupam, Randeep Surjewala Priyanka Chaturvedi and Sanjay Jha on Twitter.
Currently, the brand ambassador of Gujarat, Bachchan has over 33.1 million followers on Twitter but follows only 1,689 people.

However, it is not only the Congress who is winning his attention – Bachchan has also started following other opposition leaders on the micro-blogging site, including RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, his daughter Misa Bharti, JD(U)'s Nitish Kumar, CPI-M's Sitaram Yechury, the RJD's official Twitter handle, NC's Omar Abdullah and NCP's Supriya Sule.
Party leaders of AAP including Manish Sisodia, Gopal Rai, Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas and Ashish Khetan are also among those he now follows. While he already follows most BJP leaders, he has recently added Nitin Gadkari and Suresh Prabhu to his list.

Congress leader Manish Tewari recently thanked the superstar for his gesture, writing, “Thank you Sh Amitabh Bachan for following me and it is my privilege to follow the icon of Indian cinema who we grew up watching first-day first-show every new release. Those days in late 70's & early 80's a balcony ticket in Chandigarh was Rs 3. Unbelievable today! @SrBachchan.”