Trump’s unlikely Indian fan club celebrates
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