On his visit to India, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has gone to a lot of places. He has been to the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat, Golden Temple in Amritsar and Jama Masjid in New Delhi.
File image of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Reuters
He has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh.
Yet, for some reason, the ones who are most excited (at least on Twitter) about Trudeau's visit to India seem to be Tamilians.
#Tamils4JustinTrudeau is trending on Twitter. This fact becomes stranger when takes into consideration that Trudeau has neither visited Tamil Nadu nor said anything particularly focused on the Tamil community.
But apart from that, Trudeau has not done or said anything this year even remotely connected to the Tamil community.
The internet, however, is a strange place. And clearly, people on Twitter do not need any particular reason to get excited about events.
On behalf of Tamil Nation community, we welcome you and your family to Tamil Nadu, a state of Indian union.
Your support for our Tamil Nation community will be always remembered and you will live in our hearts forever and ever💖
" ®¨®¾®¯®®¿®²¯ ®µ®³¯®³¯®µ®©¯ (@tamildesiyam) February 22, 2018
#Tamils4JustinTrudeau Tamil people are welcoming @JustinTrudeau for Jallikkattu in Viralimalai, Annavasal area, near Trichy. pic.twitter.com/iuTeXyJxL4 " ILANCHEZHIAN (@ilanchezhianM) February 23, 2018
" Karthick Shiva (@karthickshiva03) February 23, 2018
Hello sir I was use #Twitter before one year.
But, now I'm forget my password and login for you
" JÃ¤Å Ã¤ Å (@JaNartthananS) February 23, 2018
" Vijay (@Actor_Vijay) February 22, 2018
" virat kohli (@Jeeva_Ananth) February 22, 2018
This man is the #PrimeMinister of one of the most well developed and Diversified nation of the world. He jst goes on like any other COMMONMAN. #JustinTrudeau who is an INSPIRATION 4 all world leaders. #Tamils4JustinTrudeau #CanadianPM #TamilNaduWelcomesCanadaPM @CanadaPM_RBX pic.twitter.com/opuNYhQzMV " Jayakumar JK (@jackiejaikumar) February 21, 2018
Please Come Sir your Second home Tamil Nadu. Please Come Sir your Second home Tamil Nadu. Please Come Sir your Second home Tamil Nadu. Please Come Sir your Second home Tamil Nadu. Please Come Sir your Second home Tamil Nadu.#Tamils4JustinTrudeau @JustinTrudeau
" ®®£¯®¯®°¯ (@andrewshiva007) February 22, 2018
Dear @JustinTrudeau, Tamilnadu Always welcomes you. We people are here eagerly waiting for your arrival. #WelcomeJustinTrudeau#Tamils4JustinTrudeau #WelcomeJustinTrudeau pic.twitter.com/tcGRjugWw8 " Kumar Pandian (@smartherteam) February 22, 2018
" ®®¾®°¯®¤¯®¤®¿®¯®¯®©¯ (@oNtix4MwSOs7w4A) February 22, 2018
He appears to be in no hurry to head back to Canada, so who knows? Maybe a surprise Tamil Nadu visit is something Trudeau can also squeeze into his India tour.