PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will be at Mahabalipuram, starting Friday, for a two-day informal summit, their second since the Wuhan summit in 2018.
While tweets welcomed Xi Jinping, they were not so hospitable to Modi.
By the way news channels in China are explaining abt Mahabalipuram,how Tamil & Chinese cultures have similarities. They specifically chose TN of all places & #XiJinping wants to do some touristy sightseeing. Most likely he will know more than Modi about TN #回到莫迪#GoBackModi— Dabang Khatoon (@unicornwingss) October 10, 2019
As of 8.20 am on Friday. #GoBackModi was the top trend on Indian Twitter with over 40,000 tweets, followed by its Chinese version with over 24,000 tweets.
#TN_welcomes_XiJinping was the fifth-highest trend. However, there were many who directed their ire at both the leaders.
#回到莫迪 #GoBackModi #GoBackXiJinping— Django Wolfie (@wolfiehere5) October 11, 2019
I think it's time to bring you this. If you haven't already, please read this. Send both the fascists back to where they came from. They are no welcome in Tamilnadu. https://t.co/oOnhwdo1mT
Modi and Xi should recognise the rights of their citizens. Be it Kashmir, Manipur, Tamilnadu in India or Tibet, Uigur in China, India and China should respect religious, ethnic, linguistic minorities. Till then we will say #GoBackModi #GoBackXiJinping— Balakumar Somu (@BalakumarSomu) October 10, 2019
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu CM has urged people to give a warm welcome to both Modi and Xi.
இந்திய-சீன நாடுகளின் பேச்சுவார்த்தைக்காக தமிழ்நாட்டிற்கு வருகை புரியவுள்ள மேதகு சீன நாட்டின் குடியரசுத் தலைவர் அவர்களுக்கும் மாண்புமிகு பாரதப் பிரதமர் அவர்களுக்கும் சிறப்பான வரவேற்பு அளிப்பது குறித்த மாண்புமிகு தமிழக முதல்வர் திரு.எடப்பாடி கே.பழனிசாமி அவர்களின் அன்பு வேண்டுகோள். pic.twitter.com/SYUxWuNrKn— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) October 9, 2019
The town of Mahabalipuram has been decked up for Xi’s arrival with both the state and the central government agencies making all-out efforts in preparation of his visit. The coastal town has strong historical linkages with China’s Fujian province, PTI’s Manash Pratim Bhuyan reported.
Ahead of the summit, police detained nine Tibetan activists who planned protests during Xi’s visit to Mahabalipuram, The Hindu reported.
Officials told PTI Xi will arrive at the Chennai airport around 2 PM and then head off to a luxury hotel. At 5 PM, Modi will take Xi to three iconic monuments of Mamallapuram ― Arjuna’s Penance, Panch Rathas and the Shore temple. Then the two leaders will witness a cultural programme at the temple complex and Modi will host a private dinner for Xi at the temple complex. On Saturday, the two leaders will have an one-on-one meeting at the Fisherman’s Cove resort which will be followed by delegation-level talks.
Xi and Modi are expected to agree on new security measures along the border, officials told Reuters, in an effort to smooth ties ruffled by differences over Kashmir.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.