In a repeat of 2015 ‘Handshakegate’, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was again royally ‘ignored’ by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. We have seen Indian leader going for the handshake only to be not ‘rejected’ by the female leader earlier, and the faux pas took place again on PM Modi’s recent visit to Berlin. But one realized after looking at the complete video clip that Angela Merkel was guiding PM Modi towards a spot designated for a photo-op in front of the flags of the two countries and EU. The Twitterati were in splits seeing the heights of awkwardness seen in the video. But we must say this ignore handshake incident is a passé between two of the world’s most influential political figures. A picture from the 2015 meeting is serving the purpose of generating hilarious memes on Twitter. Also Read - Union Cabinet Meet Today Amid Talks of Expansion | LIVE Updates
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on the four-nation European trip. The Indian leader began his extensive international tour with Germany as the first stop. The 66-year-old leader met Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss several key points from strengthening ties between two nations, expanding business, trade and defence. While the experts and strategists had their eyes on the important topics discussed between the two leaders, Twitterati is just focused on making memes and jokes if an opportunity arose. And, it did when Chancellor Merkel ‘refused’ shaking hands with an enthusiastic PM Modi. Though the complete video gives out the real story, Twitterati does not mind having a good laugh on the half video clip. Also Read - India's Coronavirus Cases Drop to 42,640 Today; Lowest in Nearly 3 Months; Vaccinations Hit World Record
If you found the handshake-gone-wrong video clip and Twitterati reactions funny, wait till you saw the memes on a viral picture of Angela Merkel and Narendra Modi. A Tweeple with handle @sagarcasm started a thread by posting a photo with both leaders facing away from each other. The user asked in the Twitterverse to caption the image, and oh boy, it drew crazy attraction. With netizens having a ball and coming up with hilarious captions, this image has become one of the funniest memes on the internet at present. Also Read - PM Modi Launches M-Yoga App on International Yoga Day 2021 | Here's All You Need to Know
1. Tod Do Yeh Deewar!
2. Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo
3. This is the last thing on the mind
4. Or, probably this
5. Modi to Merkel after the ‘ignored’ handshake
6. No drama is complete without Channa Mereya
7. Rabba Ve Rabba Ve
After Germany, PM Modi visited Spain, and in the process becoming first Indian Prime Minister to visit the country since 1988. The trip to the nation is made to boost the economic development and bring in more investment to India. Modi post the visit tweeted, “India-Spain ties are all set to grow and this will benefit the people of both our nations.” For the third leg, the PM flew to Russia and the four-country tour would end with his visit to France. We hope, PM Modi does not encounter any more faux pas like the unforgettable one with German Chancellor.