Thursday, April 2, 2020
News

Confusion over Trump's Ashram visit (Lead)

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Gandhinagar | Friday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Two Tweets, one from the Ministry of External Affairs and the other from Ajay Tomar (Special Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch Ahmedabad) contradicting each other on Thursday created confusion about the possibility of the US President Donald Trump's visit to the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati.

The MEAIndia tweet states that the US President and First Lady Melania Trump accompanied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be going to the Motera Stadium for the 'Namaste Trump' event directly from the Ahmedabad airport.

However, an official tweet from Ajay Tomar, the Special CP, Crime Branch Ahmedabad says that the US President will arrive at Ahmedabad on February 24 and to welcome him, PM Narendra Modi will be here. Both of them will go to Sabarmati Ashram first, then they will go to Motera Stadium to attend 'Namaste Trump' event.'

Following the expected visit four days from now, the preparations were underway at the famous Gandhi Ashram. Apart from turning the place into a fortress and getting all the security aspects covered, there were also some infrastructure changes put in place at the Ashram.

The Trump couple was expected to spend half an hour at the Ashram. A new parking space was being created at the place. To the rear side of the ashram, a platform was being built so that PM Modi could show the entire Sabarmati riverfront to the visiting dignitaries from one place.

A special room was also being prepared at the Ashram, where the dignitaries would be spending some time. Sources said all that ongoing work has been halted for now.

--IANS amc/prs

( 273 Words)

2020-02-20-20:36:09 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
AFSPA extended to disturbed areas of Aru...
One arrested for attacking BMC team in D...
FCI ramps up foodgrain supplies across c...
State Control Room established for COVID...
44 DTC bus drivers booked for carrying m...
Items exported by India to Serbia not in...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Anushka Sharma : Everybody is uniqu... 
Spain sees record rise in unemploym... 
Taking extra calories helps exercis... 
Yediyurappa again appeals to people... 
How COVID-19 killed the 'Bloodshot'... 
Apple customers can buy or rent mov... 
ITTF world rankings remain unchange... 
11 Tablighi returnees tested positi...