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Narendra Modi app: Humour and praise on Twitter

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Image caption Mr Modi is one of the most-followed politicians on social media platforms

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new app has been greeted with excitement and humour on Twitter.

The PM launched his "Narendra Modi" app on Wednesday, adding another platform to his "massive" social media presence.

Mr Modi is among the five most popular politicians on Twitter with 12.5 million followers. Others in the top-five club are US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis.

He tweeted about his new app on Wednesday.

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Some users welcomed the PM's new initiative.

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Image copyright Twitter

But others found humour in Mr Modi's app.

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Others have made light of Mr Modi's foreign travels.

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Mr Modi's also sparked discussions about the kind of app other celebrities are likely to create.

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Image caption This tweet makes fun of Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson's aggressive style on the field

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