Ahead Of Xi's Arrival, Tamil Twitter Trends #GoBackModi In Chinese

Meryl Sebastian

It’s become par for course for #GoBackModi to trend on Twitter every time the Prime Minister is anywhere near Tamil Nadu. 

This time Tamil Twitter has taken it up a notch, trending the same thing in Chinese, #回到莫迪,  as the state prepares for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

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.

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.

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