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MakeMyTrip says 3400 pct rise in searches for Lakshadweep since Narendra Modi visited UT MakeMyTrip
A still from PM Narendra Modi's recent visit to Lakshadweep. Photo Courtesy: PIB

MakeMyTrip says 3400 pct rise in searches for Lakshadweep since Narendra Modi visited UT

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Jan 2024, 07:22 pm

Travel company MakeMyTrip (MMT) on Monday said it observed a 3400 per cent spike in on-platform searches for Lakshadweep since Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited it recently.

"We have observed a 3400% increase in on-platform searches for Lakshadweep ever since Honorable PM’s visit," the company posted on X.

"This interest in Indian beaches has inspired us to launch a 'Beaches of India' campaign on the platform with offers and discounts to encourage Indian travellers to explore country’s stunning beaches. Keep watching this space!" the company further said.

Several Indian celebrities have been urging citizens to visit Lakshadweep and joined the #ExploreIndianislands trend on social media platforms.

India-Maldives diplomatic row

Meanwhile, a controversy erupted over some Maldivian politician's remarks against Narendra Modi following his visit to the UT.

MEA summons Maldivian envoy

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) summoned the Maldivian envoy to India Ibrahim Shaheeb on Monday and conveyed strong concern over remarks posted on social media against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As per reports, the Maldives High Commissioner was seen arriving at the MEA office building and leaving a short while later.

The Ministry summoned the envoy amid the ongoing row between India and the Maldives over derogatory remarks made by Maldivian leaders against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Lakshadweep.

Earlier, On Monday Indian High Commissioner to Maldives, Munu Mahawar held a “pre-arranged meeting” with Ali Naseer Mohamed, Ambassador at large at the Maldivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Male.

The Indian High Commission in Maldives posted on X, "High Commissioner Munu Mahawar had a pre-arranged meeting with H.E. Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed, Ambassador at Large, at MoFA, Maldives, today to discuss bilateral issues."

Maldives government distances itself from remarks made by ministers

Meanwhile, the Maldives government has distanced itself from the remarks made by its ministers. Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer said that these remarks against foreign leaders are “unacceptable” and do not reflect the official position of the Maldives government

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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