The relationship between India and Donald Trump has been weird from day 1. In India we saw a right-wing group celebrating Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s birthday in a pompous way. They performed ‘havans’ for his well-being and for his nomination.
This time in USA, the ‘Hindu’ supporters of the Republican candidate brought in the man himself to assert his love for ‘Hindus’ and India. The event called the Republican Hindu Coalition was pegged as a charity event organised to help the ‘victims of terror particularly Kashmiri Pandits and Hindu refugees from Bangladesh’.
The event hosted in New Jersey was a prolific one in many ways, from Bollywood music and dance to Trump vouching his admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claiming he is a ‘big fan of India’. Indian celebrities from Bollywood, Tollywood and other industries performed at the gala included Prabhu Deva, Malaika Arora Khan, Shriya Saran among others.
This event like all others also did have some weirdness attached to it, one of which being the poster/handouts at the #HindusForTrump event.
The poster depicts the 2002 Gujarat riots, wherein a visibly scared Narendra Modi is being targeted by a satanical Hillary Clinton and Sonia Gandhi. On Modi’s white kurta, written in blood are the words ‘Hillary Clinton behind Get Modi plan’. A private investigator, examining what looks to be buffalo carcasses has the words ‘Hillary’s NGO’ written on the sleeve.
Here’s the picture for you to take a closer look –