AGENCIES, Ahmedabad: It seems that both US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are fond of huge numbers. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be visiting India next week.
The Trump couple will begin their two-day visit on Monday in Ahmedabad, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. President Trump and his wife Melania will attend a mega “Namaste, Trump” event at a revamped Sardar Patel cricket stadium and then travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal before reaching Delhi for the operative part of the visit.
In a recent video, Trump said, “7 million [70 lakh]” people will be there on the roadshow route. However, the number has been disputed. According to officials, nearly one lakh people are expected to line up along the 22-km route of the roadshow of U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on February 24. Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra on February 19 said the number of those expected to be present at the roadshow will be “around one lakh”.
“MaruAmdavad says #NamasteTrump #IndiaRoadShow is getting bigger & bigger. More than 1 lakh participants already confirmed for the 22 km roadshow. Great opportunity for #Ahmedabad to present Indian Culture to the World. Keep following @AmdavadAMC for more details,” he said in a tweet on February 16.
There are doubts whether Trump will clear the trade deal with India during this trip. “We are not treated very well by India but I happen to like Prime Minister Modi a lot and he told me we’ll have seven million people between the airport and the event. So it’s going to be very exciting.”