Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s selfie with his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni has broken the internet with hashtag ‘Melodi’ trending on X (formerly Twitter) with over 50K+ posts by Saturday morning.
The two met in Dubai during the United Nations ‘Conference of the Parties’ on climate, known as COP28, where 46-year-old Italian leader — who seems well-versed with the social media trends — captioned the image ‘#Melodi’.
The 46-year-old Italian leader posted the selfie with PM Modi on her Instagram handle and captioned the post as, “Good friends at COP28,” with the hashtag ‘#Melodi’.
The hashtag has been derived combining the surname of the two leaders. However, netizens couldn’t keep calm as soon as they saw the selfie, with memes flooding the internet. Meloni’s picture so far has been 10.7 million plus views and over 169k+ likes.
Meanwhile, taking a swipe at the Italian connection of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, some even suggested that PM Modi should invite Meloni to India for his 2024 Lok Sabha campaign to give a befitting reply to “an Italian by an Italian”.
PM Narendra Modi had a hectic schedule as he addressed four sessions at the UN’s climate change conference on December 1, besides meeting various world leaders and also holding some bilateral meetings.
The Prime Minister met his British counterpart Rishi Sunak, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.