An awkward moment for PM Modi, two years apart, Narendra Modi’s attempt at shaking hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a news conference has been thwarted… again!
On his second official visit to Germany as Indian Prime minister, PM Modi and Merkel issued a joint statement, in which PM Modi focused heavily on climate change as well as Indo-German bilateral relations. At the end of his statement, Modi turned towards Merkel, his hand extended for a handshake, Like same he did in 2015 when he visited last. But Modi seemed unaware as she guided him towards the photo-op point in front of the flags of the two nations.
Interestingly, the exact same scene had played out in April 2015, during Modi’s first official visit to Germany, a moment that sparked a huge online debate at the time with many questioning if the Indian PM had been “snubbed”.
Again! It has happened again. Modi Merkel handshake. pic.twitter.com/yakq9YuXHl
— Aaron Pereira (@aaronpereira) May 30, 2017
Watch video of 2017 and 2015
Today’s Angela Merkel handshake snub is Deja vu of 2015 ?? pic.twitter.com/HWlPCsJtHM
— Irony Of India (@IronyOfIndia_) May 30, 2017
Here is what we posted 2 hour before this incident took place today. We are fast isn’t it? 🙂
Watch 2015 Video here : Link
Source : IE