India has denied claims that of trying to hide poor people ahead of United States President Donald Trump’s visit. This is coming despite the fact that the government built a brick wall to cover a slum on the road Trump will be driven past.
Donald Trump is set to visit the city of Ahmedabad next week. According to government official Bijal Patel, a 400-metre barrier has been put up for security reasons, beautification and cleanliness.
However, a resident of Ahmedabad, Keshi Saraniya said “Why are they hiding us poor people? Why not use (the money) to improve our slum and provide better facilities for us?”
Meanwhile the Indian government has planned an event themed Namaste Trump which replicates the Howdy Modi rally that was hosted for the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston last September. The event will be held at the largest cricket stadium in the world.
Donald Trump will launch the rebuilt Motera Stadium, which holds 110,000 spectators. The government has served eviction notices to 45 families living in a slum area close to the stadium. The residents said they were asked to leave because of the event happening next Monday, despite being denied by local authorities.