Donald Trump reaches out to American Hindus, pledges strong India-US ties

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged stronger India-US ties post his win in the upcoming 2016 US Presidential Election while speaking to American Hindus in a gathering organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition on 15 October in Edison, New Jersey

FP Staff October 16, 2016 17:11:09 IST
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed the Republican Hindu Coalition on Saturday in Edison, New Jersey. AP
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addressed the Republican Hindu Coalition on Saturday in Edison, New Jersey. AP
Trump made a last ditch appeal to ‘Hindu Americans'. The coalition has been pushing the notion that “conservative (Republican) values are Hindu values”. AP
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Trump made a last ditch appeal to ‘Hindu Americans'. The coalition has been pushing the notion that “conservative (Republican) values are Hindu values”. AP
Donald Trump (left) with Shalabh Kumar (right), chairman of the Republican Hindu Coalition. AP
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Donald Trump (left) with Shalabh Kumar (right), chairman of the Republican Hindu Coalition. AP
Donald Trump waves at visitors after speaking to the Republican Hindu Coalition on Saturday. AP
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Donald Trump waves at visitors after speaking to the Republican Hindu Coalition on Saturday. AP
People gathered to listen to Trump's speech. According to experts, the Indian-American community leans overwhelmingly Democratic. Roughly 70 percent plan to vote for Hillary Clinton compared with 7 percent for Trump, according to most polls. AP
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People gathered to listen to Trump's speech. According to experts, the Indian-American community leans overwhelmingly Democratic. Roughly 70 percent plan to vote for Hillary Clinton compared with 7 percent for Trump, according to most polls. AP
Donald Trump lit a diya before delivering remarks to the Republican Hindu Coalition. AP
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Donald Trump lit a diya before delivering remarks to the Republican Hindu Coalition. AP
Donald Trump also spoke at a campaign rally in Bangor, Maine on Saturday. AP
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Donald Trump also spoke at a campaign rally in Bangor, Maine on Saturday. AP
Supporters of Trump hold up signs. Trump gave India BFF status and praised Narendra Modi. AP
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Supporters of Trump hold up signs. Trump gave India BFF status and praised Narendra Modi. AP
Dancers perform during a charity event hosted by the Republican Hindu Coalition on Saturday in Edison, New Jersey. AP
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Dancers perform during a charity event hosted by the Republican Hindu Coalition on Saturday in Edison, New Jersey. AP