HYDERABAD: A glittering red carpet was literally rolled out for Ivanka, daughter of United States President Donald Trump, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking time out of his hectic Gujarat poll schedule to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

This has raised questions, with the Opposition maintaining that Modi had “belittled the position of PM.” Congress spokesperson and former minister Anand Sharma said, “

"The Prime Minister has belittled the position of PM by attending an event of Ivanka Trump. The Telangana CM was already there. Why does PM need a certificate from outsiders and dubious foreign rating agencies?"

CPI-ML general secretary Dipankar wondered at the “anti-dynasty crusader” PM Modi’s “selfie moment” with Trump’s daughter:

This has led to a volley of tweets, and reactions

And the social media of course went to town with jokes, photographs, and tweets on the Hyderabad event.

A sample: