Remote village in northern India that’s 80 percent Muslim changes name to Trump Village
“Trump is the leader of the free world,” said Puneet Ahluwalia, a U.S. official who was present. “This is a great tribute, and there are shared ideals between both countries.”
Ahluwalia is vice-chairman of the Fairfax County, Virginia, Republican Committee and a member of Trump’s Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee.
Because of Trump’s presidency, more Indians in the U.S. than ever are leaning toward the Republican Party.
In addition to honoring Trump, the town of Marora, population 2,000, changed its name as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Clean India Campaign.’
The town is in the midst of a sanitation program encouraged by Modi, who wants to bring many of his country’s small towns into the modern era. The name change program featured the grand opening of brand new toilets and a new vocational training facility for the town’s female population.
The new Trump Village is in the Mewat district in the Indian state of Haryana about 50 miles south of New Delhi.
Trump’s crackdown on immigration from Muslim countries doesn’t bother these villagers.
“I do not care if Trump is a Muslim baiter,” said a villager. “All I know is he is against Muslims who cause violence and destroy countries. He is the president of a powerful country.”
Trump’s influence is a compelling force in India because his policy of eradicating Muslim extremism is in line with India’s decades-long campaign against radical Islam.
“The top priority for both President Trump and myself,” Modi said during his first meeting with Trump,“ is to protect our society from global challenges like terrorism — and because our aim is the strengthening of India and the USA – two great democracies in the world.”