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Priyanka gets over 1-lakh Twitter followers within hours, Tharoor says social media superstar born

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday joined Twitter and garnered a massive response, attracting over one lakh followers on the social media platform within 10 hours. Comparing her first-day popularity on the micro-blogging website to that of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor hailed her as a new superstar on social media . Tharoor, who is among the first from Congress to have joined the Twitter bandwagon and the party s second most-followed leader after its president Rahul Gandhi on this medium, said Rajnikanth was the only person who in his his first 24 hours on Twitter got 2 lakh followers. Given that Priyanka Gandhi has had only 12 hours on Twitter (so far) and she has got one lakh followers she seems to be on course to rival Rajnikanth. Looks like a new superstar on social media is born, he told PTI. Significantly, she was yet to post her first tweet when the number of her followers crossed the one-lakh mark. Her logging on

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