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Trump Sarkar welcomes Modi Sarkar: US prez learns Hindi to greet Modi

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Published : Jun 26, 2017, 9:09 pm IST
Updated : Jun 26, 2017, 9:20 pm IST

Trump has received detailed briefings on India and relations between the two countries including the growing defence cooperation.

US President Donald Trump (Photo: AP)
 US President Donald Trump (Photo: AP)

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been receiving a lot of affection lately from his foreign counterparts as United States President Donald Trump is now attempting to learn Hindi to welcome the former.

Notably, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa arranged a Gujarati meal for the latter on Saturday.

 

According to a NDTV report, Trump is expected to flaunt his acquired Hindi proficiency during his meeting with Modi on Monday.

The prime minister, who is on his two day state visit to United States, will be hosted in a first-of-its-kind dinner by Trump.

The report said that Trump has received detailed briefings on India and relations between the two countries including the growing defence cooperation.

"Donald Trump is learning Hindi words for the meeting with Prime Minister Modi... He will say Trump Sarkar welcomes Modi Sarkar," said Chicago industrialist Shalabh "Shalli" Kumar, who was considered the chief architect of the presidential candidate outreach to the Indian-American community last year.

 

The nation wide famous 2014 election campaign slogan "Ab ki baar Modi Sarkaar" (This time, a Modi government) was used by Donald Trump during his fiercely-contested US president election last year to woo the Indian-American community.

He had said, "Ab ki baar Trump Sarkar" in a 30-second commercial to reach out to Indian Americans.

Pointing out that Trump had been briefed adequately about Modi, Kumar said, “That is just the start of a great relationship (between two leaders)."

He further added, “He (Trump) has through me, as well on his own, enough people (to brief him)... he knows Prime Minister Modi really well.”

The White House chief strategist Steve Bannan has "studied Modi" and "they already know where Modi stands, where he wants to take India," Kumar said.

 

Tags: narendra modi, donald trump, ab ki baar trump sarkar, prime minister antonio costa
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