Trump's India visit is advertisement ahead of US presidential polls: Nawab Malik

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 15 (ANI): NCP leader Nawab Malik on Saturday said that US President Donald Trump's visit to India will have a bearing on the Presidential elections in the United States later this year and that just as "Howdy Modi! advertised Prime Minister Modi, Donald Trump is going to be advertised here".

"Trump's is a political visit. The visit will affect the elections in America. However, Indians there are quite intelligent and will not fall for this gimmick," said Malik.

"While 'Howdy Modi!' advertised Prime Minister Modi, Donald Trump is going to be advertised here," he said.

Accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, the US President is slated to visit India on February 24 and 25 at the invitation of PM Modi. A day after the announcement, Modi tweeted that India will accord a memorable welcome to the "esteemed guests" and the visit would go a long way in further cementing India-US friendship.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Trump is expected to attend an event at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad on the lines of the 'Howdy Modi!' function that was addressed by Trump and Modi in Houston in September last year. (ANI)