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Passage to India: Trump ready for warm embrace, adulation-

"........He is expected to receive a warm embrace from the ideologically aligned and hug-loving Prime Minister Narendra Modi, complete with a massive rally soon after his arrival Monday and then a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal.

After hosting Modi at a “Howdy Modi” rally in Houston last year that drew 50,000 people, Modi will return the favor with a “Namaste Trump” rally (it translates to, “Greetings, Trump”) at the world’s largest cricket stadium in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Tens of thousands are expected to line the streets.

Modi “told me we’ll have 7 million people between the airport and the event,” Trump said to reporters Tuesday, then raised the anticipated number to 10 million when he mentioned the trip during a Thursday night rally.

Indian authorities expect closer to 100,000..........

reflects a Trump campaign strategy to showcase him looking presidential during short, carefully managed trips that provide counterprogramming to the Democrats’ primary contest and produce the kinds of visuals his campaign can use in future ads. ...........

there is likely to be little public divide between Trump and Modi, two leaders with a similar love of bravado and adoration. At the “Howdy Modi” event last fall, which incongruously linked the Indian prime minister with Texas’ cowboy culture, the two world leaders took the stage hand in hand at a rock concert-like setting that will be dwarfed by the scene in Ahmedabad.......

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/passage-to-india-trump-ready-for-warm-embrace-adulation

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India's anti-CAA protests turn violent in New Delhi

At least four people killed and dozens injured at anti-CAA protests in India's capital.

.....more than 35 people were injured in the clashes.

New Delhi has been a hotbed of protest against the controversial new citizenship law and protesters have been camping out continuously in several parts of the capital for the last two months.

Hundreds of people supporting the new law clashed with those opposing it, with stone-pelting from both sides.

The latest round of violence broke out just as Trump began his maiden visit to India, addressing a mega rally in Gujarat on Monday.......

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/pictures-india-anti-caa-protests-turn-violent-delhi-200224161412439.html

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