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Justin Trudeau makes a lot of jokes about his India Visit, calls it "Trip to end all trips"

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 June 2018, 14:53 IST

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the annual Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner a "chance to mock everyone else's mistakes while downplaying one's own." His first trip to India was all about showing off his several sherwanis at public appearances across the country.

He was widely-criticised for his trip to India in his own country. He also joked that he will never go on another trip ever again.

During his trip India, he was is in headlines in media for highly-posed group photos - often in bright, colourful Indian outfits - outside various monuments, their hands pressed together in namastes. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah even called out their "choreographed cuteness" on Twitter.

Last week in Canada's capital Ottawa, Justin even mocked the entire India trip but his team thoughtfully put together a slideshow showcasing the highlights. "Despite the blaring, negative wall-to-wall international ridicule, it was a pretty good trip," said Mr Trudeau optimistically.

In a light-hearted manner, he also spoke about being received at the Delhi airport by Minister of State for Agriculture Gajendra Shekhawat. "Apparently you people don't get this... this is a very big deal," he said to a round of applause.

Next up, a photo with Infosys Chairman Salil Parekh, "a company that, for the record, announced new investments in Canada during the course of this trip." Mr Trudeau berated journalists: "But you guys didn't report on it because I was wearing a suit and tie. Boring!"

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Mr Trudeau wore kurtas and sherwanis in India came under scrutiny

Mr Trudeau's decision to repeatedly wear kurtas and sherwanis in India came under scan
(Washington Post called it his "razzle-dazzle wardrobe").

During his visit to India, he was also photographed with Shah Rukh Khan, dressed in a golden sherwani while the actor wore a black shirt and jacket. "Wow! One of us is seriously underdressed," Mr Trudeau remarked, looking at the photo. "How embarrassing for him!"

"That was India, ladies and gentlemen," concluded Mr Trudeau. "The trip to end all trips."

"Seriously, I told my team I'm not going anywhere ever again," he joked.

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First published: 3 June 2018, 14:53 IST