Shiv Sena says US President Trump’s 36-hour trip won’t make any difference to Indians

Shiv Sena says US President Trump’s 36-hour trip won’t make any difference to Indians

The Shiv Sena has launched a blistering attack on 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 that the US President has made it clear that his visit is about trade. "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," the Sena said it Saamana.

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?"