New Delhi: After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were dropped from the itinerary for US First Lady Melania Trump’s visit to Delhi government schools on February 24, reports now have it that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to accompany President Donald Trump for his visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on Monday. Also Read - When Donald Trump Too Had a Taj Mahal to His Name
When asked about reports that PM Modi may accompany Trump to Agra, official sources told news agency PTI that there was no such plan. Also Read - Three-tier Security in Place at Hotel For US President Donald Trump's Visit
Notably, Trump and First Lady of US Melania Trump are scheduled to travel to Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi on February 24 and 25. Also Read - Ivanka Trump to Accompany Donald Trump, Melania Trump on Their First Official India Visit
Trump, for his India visit, will be accompanied by a high-level delegation including US Trade Representative Robert Lightizer, NSA Robert O’Brien, Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Director, Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, apart from Jared.
In Ahmedabad, President Trump will address the ‘Namaste Trump’ event jointly with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the newly built Motera cricket stadium. “It will be similar to the landmark ‘Howdy, Modi!’ event hosted by the Indian-American community in honour of Prime Minister Modi during his visit to Houston in September 2019, in which President Trump participated,” Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla had said, briefing reporters on the visit.
In Delhi, Melania Trump is supposed to visit Delhi government schools and attend happiness classes. While Jared will accompany the President, the itinerary of Ivanka Trump is not yet known.