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Abki Baar Trump Sarkar? Donald Trump using Modi's now famous slogan to woo Indians

Trump's decision is seen as an attempt to influence the small but powerful Indian-American community

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Donald Trump

A video of Republican US Presidential candidate saying ‘Abki Baar Trump Sarkar’ has gone viral on social media. A move seen as Trump's bid to woo the Indian-American community, the tagline is a direct lift from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign, which was powered to a large extent by the slogan 'Abki Baar Modi Sarkar'.

In the run-up to the on November 4, Trump has been extensively participating in events organised by the Indian community in the US.

The 29-second video starts with "Happy Diwali" wishes, then shows clips of Republican Coalition (RHC) charity concert, and ends with Trump saying, "Abki Baar Trump Sarkar". The veracity of the video, however, could not be independently verified.



Recently, at a fundraiser programme of the RHC, Trump had praised the community's "fantastic" contribution to the world civilisation and American culture. “I am a big fan of Hindu and I am a big fan of India. If I am elected President, the Indian and Hindu community would have a true friend at the White House,” he had said.

Trump's decision is seen as an attempt to influence the small but powerful Indian-American community which might play a key role in some of the battleground states like Virginia, if the race is close.

According to an Economic Times report, Salabh (Shalli) Kumar, a Chicago-based Indian American businessman and chairman of the RHC, said that this is the the first time that a US presidential hopeful is reaching out exclusively to Indian Americans and Hindu community.

First Published: Thu, October 27 2016. 17:58 IST