Twitter Erupts as Indian Prime Minister Modi Gifts Trump Reminder of Their Friendship

© REUTERS / Jonathan ErnstU.S. President Donald Trump participates in the "Howdy Modi" event with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas, U.S., September 22, 2019.
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the Howdy Modi event with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas, U.S., September 22, 2019. - Sputnik International
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bonhomie with US President Donald Trump has been setting the social media on fire ever since India’s leader reached America on 22 September and rallied alongside POTUS at the "Howdy Modi" event in Texas.

As a token of the much-talked-about bond they displayed at the “Howdy Modi” event recently held in Houston, Texas, Prime Minister Modi has gifted President Trump a framed picture of the two of them walking on stage towards a humongous gathering. 

The picture shows the two leaders holding hands and flashing their friendship to over 50,000 Indian-Americans, who had gathered at an event called “Howdy Modi” on 22 September.

Modi’s 50 million social media followers took to the micro-blogging site and shared their responses to the gesture.

The photograph was presented as the two heads of state met in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.

While Prime Minister Modi is in the US, the leaders are putting their friendly relations on full display.

President Trump compared Prime Minister Modi to the American "King of Rock and Roll", Elvis Presley, while addressing him as the “Father of India”.

With nearly 5,000 tweets, #FatherOfIndia is trending on Twitter, but not all Indians are amused, as Mahatma Gandhi is known as the Father of the Nation.

The Houston event was the largest gathering for an invited foreign leader visiting the United States other than the Pope and it was also the first event where an American President addressed such a huge Indian expatriate audience at one place in the country.

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