President Ram Nath Kovind's Twitter Account Undergoes Digital Transition

The Twitter account of Pranab Mukherjee, who stepped down as president, has been archived. He has opened a new personal account with the handle @CitiznMukherjee.

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President Ram Nath Kovind's Twitter Account Undergoes Digital Transition

Ram Nath Kovind today swore in as the 14th president of India. (File)

New Delhi:  As Ram Nath Kovind took office and Pranab Mukherjee bowed out, the Twitter account of Rashtrapati Bhavan today started functioning as the 140 character digital platform for the 14th president of India.

The Twitter account of Mr Mukherjee, who stepped down as president, has been archived. He has opened a new personal account with the handle @CitiznMukherjee.

His first tweet was congratulating the new President of India:
"What's happening in India and around the world, happens on Twitter. Today, we are paving the way for the digital transition of the President of India's official account," said Mahima Kaul, head of public policy, Twitter India.

"The new president, Ram Nath Kovind, will now use the official President of India account @RashtrapatiBhvn," Ms Kaul said. A smooth transition between administrations was one of Mr Mukherjee's top priorities as president, she said, adding that digital was a key pillar in today's Internet age.

As Mukherjee was the 13th president of India, his official Twitter account history will be archived with the handle @POI13, she said.

The Twitter handle of Mr Kovind started sharing details of his speech given in the central hall of the Parliament after the oath-taking ceremony.

The official website of the President was being redesigned and shall be on digital platform soon.

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