New delhi sources stated that a grand welcome has been planned for US President donald trump on his first state visit to india later this month. The visit comes five months after he joined prime minister narendra modi at the "Howdy, Modi!" event in Houston, Texas. Meanwhile Mr trump, along with First Lady Melania trump, will arrive for a two-day india visit on february 24. He will travel to New delhi and Ahmedabad in PM Modi's home state Gujarat.
Furthermore Mr trump will participate in a huge joint public meeting with PM modi at a giant stadium, an event similar to the "Howdy, Modi!" event held in the US. The event will be called "Kem Chho, Trump"; "Kem Chho" is the Gujarati equivalent of "Howdy" and over one lakh people are expected to attend the event. Reportedly the venue for "Kem Chho, Trump" will be Ahmedabad's newly- constructed Sardar patel Stadium which has a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh, more than the melbourne cricket Ground in australia, the biggest cricket stadium in the world. Mr trump will inaugurate the stadium.
Moreover it was stated that over 50,000 Indian-Americans had attended the grand "Howdy, Modi!" event at Houston's NRG Stadium in september last year, billed by the organisers as the largest-ever turnout for a foreign elected leader on US soil. The Indian-Americans are also potential voters for President Trump. Perhaps Mr trump said PM modi had told him about a huge welcome in Ahmedabad. "He (PM Modi) said we will have millions and millions of people. My only problem is that last night we probably had 40 or 50,000 people... I'm not going to feel so good... There will be five to seven million people just from the airport to the new stadium (in Ahmedabad)".