Congress chief likens Donald Trump to Bollywood villain `Mogambo`


Murshidabad: Hitting out on the central authorities for spending crores of rupees to welcome Donald Trump, Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday referred to as the US President “Mogambo”, the villain essayed by late actor Amrish Puri within the Bollywood movie ‘Mr India’.

He claimed that the federal government is doing all the things to make ‘Mogambo’ joyful. “What is the need to spend crore of rupees from the government’s treasury? People living in slums are being forced to hide or move to make Trump happy. Is this the right behaviour? Gujarat was developed by Modi as a model for others but the poor are being exploited there. It is like we will do everything to make Mogambo happy. We will protest against the Modi government,” he instructed ANI.

Chowdhury, who’s Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, has additionally declined the invitation by Rashtrapati Bhavan for the banquet being organised in honour of Trump on February 25, citing that the same invitation was not prolonged to get together’s interim president Sonia Gandhi.

“Trump is coming here. India to host a grand dinner for him but the Opposition is not invited. Why Sonia Gandhi ji is not invited for dinner with Trump. In ‘Howdy Modi’ event, both Republican and Democrats shared the stage. But here, only Modi will be with Trump. What kind of democracy is this?” Chowdhury stated, including that the Centre ought to respect democracy.

“Trump is coming to India is a very big thing. The US is a powerful nation and we welcome their president in our country. The country which he represents is considered as the oldest democracy and India as the biggest democracy. Democracy has some features which everyone shall respect,” he stated.

The US President and First Lady Melania Trump will likely be visiting India on February 24 and 25.

Trump will first go to Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s home state Gujarat and participate in a roadshow with the Prime Minister in Ahmedabad. He may even tackle on the “Namaste Trump” occasion at Motera Stadium within the metropolis.

Later, he’ll go to the Taj Mahal in Agra and attend a cultural programme within the metropolis. Trump will then travel to Delhi the place he’ll maintain delegation-level talks with the Prime Minister and meet different leaders.