Rohit Pawar Urges Centre to arrange for Trump’s Visit to Mumbai

Rohit Pawar Urges Centre to arrange for Trump's Visit to Mumbai

Mumbai: The newly elected MLA and Sharad Pawar’s grand nephew Rohit Pawar on Wednesday welcomed the scheduled visit of the United States President Donald Trump in India and urged the union government that apart from Delhi and Ahmadabad, the US President should also visit Mumbai.

The junior Pawar opined that he welcomes Trump’s visit to India which also comes as an opportunity to further cement ties between the two countries. However, apart from his welcoming stance, the NCP leader also insisted that the government should arrange for world leaders like Trump to visit Mumbai, which is India’s financial capital. Rohit added that Trump visiting Mumbai would further boost the economic ties between both the countries.

The US President Trump is set to visit India on February 24-25. His visit comes following the recent glitches in the US-India trade relations. According to sources, Trump and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi would participate in a grand road show in Ahmadabad and tour the famous Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi, along with the inauguration of the newly-built Motera cricket stadium, Ahmadabad. The Motera stadium in Ahmadabad- renamed as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium- will be the world’s largest cricket ground with a capacity of 1.10-lakh people. The previous 53000-seater Motera Stadium was demolished back in 2015, as part of a dream project of India’s Prime Minister Modi.

Trump and Modi are likely to address a gathering at the newly constructed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium at Motera area. The mega event at the stadium will be similar to the “Howdy, Modi!” event held in the US last year. Earlier in September, the two leaders shared the stage at the mega event in Houston, Texas and addressed a record crowd of over 50,000 Indian-Americans. Relating to “Howdy, Modi!” locals have dubbed Trump’s visit as “Kem Chho, Trump!”

“I welcome the upcoming visit of the President of the United State, a great opportunity for the world’s largest and oldest democracies to further strengthen ties. However, I feel that other than Delhi and Ahmadabad, the government should also arrange for world leader’s visit to Mumbai, the financial capital of India that will surely help in boosting economic ties,” junior Pawar tweeted.