Trump’s unlikely In­dian fan club cel­e­brates

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

NEW DELHI: A far-right Hindu group which has been one of Don­ald Trump’s most avid overseas cheer­lead­ers be­gan cel­e­brat­ing in New Delhi yes­ter­day as the Repub­li­can pulled off a shock US pres­i­den­tial elec­tion vic­tory.

Vishnu Gupta, chief of the ul­tra­na­tion­al­ist Hindu Sena out­fit, said sup­port­ers had taken to the streets to bang tra­di­tional drums even before Trump claimed vic­tory and would also dis­trib­ute cel­e­bra­tory sweets.

Gupta said Trump’s anti-ter­ror­ist mes­sage had wide res­o­nance.

“We pre­dicted that he would win five days ago – there is a huge sup­port for him, his ideas, and we could see that,” he said.

“Now ter­ror­ists will be hunted ev­ery­where in the world, even if they go and hide in a cave. Now only God can help Pak­istan. India will now have the sup­port of the US in our ef­forts against ter­ror­ists. We will be to­gether in this.

“Trump will do what no other US pres­i­dent has been able to do before. We are happy. All ter­ror­ists should now run and hide.”

Gupta’s group held a spe­cial prayer ses­sion for Trump in New Delhi in May and even cel­e­brated his birth­day in July. – AFP

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