New Delhi: In the run-up to the mega event to welcome Donald Trump on his first official visit to India, several controversies have surfaced regarding the cost, protocol and the hurried, cosmetic steps taken by the local authorities. But along with than a new association too has raised its head overnight: Donald Trump Nagarik Abhivadan Samiti. People heard about it for the first time when MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Namasye Trump, the event, was not a government event. It was being overseen by Donald Trump Nagarik Abhivadan Samiti. Some reports, however, say that the name of the committee is Donald Trump Nagrik Abhinandan Samiti. Also Read - Diet Coke, Ice Cream: Delhi's ITC Maurya Stocking up on Donald Trump's Fav Food
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According to reports, the committee was not existing for a long time. It was just set up a few days ago. Ahmedabad Mayor Bijal Patel is the head of the committee. Other members include singer Bhikudan Gadhavi, winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize 2018, BV Doshi, Gujarat University Vice-Chancellor Himanshu Pandya, Gujarat Technical University VC Naveen Sheth, GCCI president Durgesh Buch, MPs Kirit Solanki and Hasmukh Patel.
They have come up with a website namastepresidenttrump.in and a Twitter handle @Trumpnamaste
US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump will arrive in India for a 36-hour visit with stopovers at Ahmedabad, Agra and Delhi. In Ahmedabad, Trump will jointly address an event with Modi, which has been titled, Namaste Trump. But now that the government has washed its hands off the responsibilities of Namaste Trump, it’s not known who all will be invited to the spectacular gathering at the world’s largest stadium.