Shiv Sena unimpressed with Donald Trump's visit to India, says US president's tour 'won't make any difference to lives of poor, middle-class'

While leaving for India, Donald Trump said he is going to discuss business with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which makes it clear that his trip is aimed at boosting US trade, the Sena said.

Press Trust of India February 24, 2020 12:24:09 IST
Shiv Sena unimpressed with Donald Trump's visit to India, says US president's tour 'won't make any difference to lives of poor, middle-class'
  • Taking a jibe at the Centre, the Shiv Sena said, 'All economic problems of India can't be solved in 36 hours. But Trump Maharaj is welcome in India.'

  • 'More than the Trump visit, the talk is about how walls were built to hide slums along the road he will traverse,' editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.

  • On reports that Trump will take up the CAA-NRC issue with Modi, the Sena said India doesn't need guidance on its internal matters.

Mumbai: Panning Donald Trump's visit to India, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the 36-hour-long sojourn of the US president in the country won't make 'an iota of difference' in the lives of poor and middle-class Indians.

Shiv Sena unimpressed with Donald Trumps visit to India says US presidents tour wont make any difference to lives of poor middleclass

File image of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. PTI

While leaving for India, Trump has said he is going to discuss business with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which makes it clear that his trip is aimed at boosting US trade, the Sena said.

"There won't be an iota of difference in the lives of the poor and middle-class people in India due to Trump's visit. Then where is the question of people being appreciative or enthusiastic of his tour," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamana said.

"If there is any eagerness about Trump's visit, it may be in Ahmedabad, where he lands first," the Sena said.

More than the Trump visit the talk is about how walls were built to hide slums along the road he will traverse, the editorial said.

"It is reported that Trump will touch upon the issue of curbs on religious freedom in India. These are our internal issues. This country is run by people elected democratically and they don't need guidance from any outsider on this," it said.

Trump should instead indulge in 'tourism' of Ahmedabad, Agra and Delhi, the editorial said.

"When Trump leaves India 36 hours after his arrival, there will be no signs of his visit on the soil of India," the Sena said.

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