BH CORRESPONDENT, Nagpur: After US President Donald Trump made no mention of Mahatma Gandhi in the visitors’ book at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, many on social media expressed displeasure and compared him with former US President Barack Obama. Obama had heaped praises on the ‘Father of the Nation’, when he had visited the Mani Bhavan in 2010. Gandhi used to stay in Mani Bhavan while in Mumbai.
“The visit of President Trump to Sabarmati Ashram, a clip that has been doing rounds since morning as to how the President is spinning the charkha, but if you look carefully you will see that it was the First Lady who was spinning the charkha wheel,” Gandhi’s great-grandson Tushar Gandhi told news agency ANI.
“On being prompted also, the President was not actually participating in that in any way. He was just sitting there and posing. Also, the message that he has written in Sabarmati Ashram (visitors’ book) does not seem to reflect that he felt it was a worthwhile experience. He has basically just written a thank-you message to his friend PM Modi,” he added.
President Trump along with First Lady Melania Trump reached Ahmedabad on Monday and visited the Ashram upon arrival.