On Donald Trump’s visit to India, the Shiv Sena said the 36-hour visit won’t make ‘an iota of difference’ in the lives of poor and middle-class Indians.
- US President’s visit won’t make any difference in the lives of poor: Shiv Sena
- In Saamana, Sena writes: More than Trump’s visit, talk is about walls built to hide slums
- Says the issue of curbs on religious freedom in India is an internal matter
The Shiv Sena has hit out at the Narendra-Modi led government in its editorial mouthpiece Saamana, saying the 36-hour sojourn of US President Donald Trump won’t make any difference in the lives of poor and middle-class Indians.
In Saamana on Monday, the Shiv Sena welcomed Donald Trump and said, “Trump will be in India for 36 hours during which Indo-US trade deals will take place. Considering the economic slowdown, India needs business from the US. It will help the rupee to revive.”
Taking a jibe at the Centre through Saamana, 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, the editorial said, and added that the visit has no importance for poor and marginalised people. “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.
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.
On Melania Trump’s proposed visit to Delhi government schools, the Sena asked the government, “When will Donald Trump see the work done by Modi?”
India doesn’t need guidance from outsiders: Shiv Sena
On reports that Donald Trump will take up the CAA-NRC issue with Narendra Modi, the Sena said India doesn’t need guidance on its internal matters.
“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,” the Sena said.
Trump should instead indulge in ‘tourism’ of Ahmedabad, Agra, and Delhi, the Saamana editorial said.