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Who is most popular on Facebook?US President Donald Trump says that it is a great honour that Facebook has ranked him number one.

He added: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's number is two on popularity on the social networking site.

Trump's statement comes ahead of his maiden visit to India.

As per his schedule, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will pay a state visit to India on February 24 and 25 at the invitation of Prime Minister Modi, 

On Twitter, he claimed to be the number one on Facebook, citing a remark of Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the social media company.

India's top news agency PTI quotes his Tweet stating, "Great honor, I think? Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that "Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on Facebook. Number 2 is Prime Minister Modi of India." Actually, I am going to India in two weeks. Looking forward to it!.".

PTI adds that this is not the first time that the US President has claimed to be the number one and Prime Minister Modi number two on their popularity on Facebook.

Last month in an interview with CNBC TV on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump said: "I'm No.1 on Facebook, you know who's no.2? Modi from India".

As per his India visit schedule, Trump, in addition to New Delhi, will also visit Ahmedabad to address a joint public meeting with Modi at a newly-built stadium.  

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