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All set for Trump to address desis in New Jersey

By George Joseph
October 13, 2016 09:18 IST
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This is the first time a Presidential candidate is addressing the Hindu community, that too days before the election.
George Joseph reports from New York.

The Hindu Sena celebrates Donald Trump's 70th birthday at the Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, June 14, 2016.Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is all set to address the Republican Hindu Coalition on Saturday, October 15, at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison.

More than 8,000 people are expected to attend the event.

'We are absolutely going ahead with this event. We have seen tremendous support in the past 48 hours, with ticket sales skyrocketing,' said Shalabh 'Shalli' Kumar, a Chicago businessman, who founded the Republican Hindu Coalition last year to connect the Hindu-American community to Republican policymakers.

This is the first time a Presidential candidate is addressing the Hindu community, that too days before the election.

The programme was scheduled to be held outdoors at the PNC Arts Centre in Holmdel, New Jersey, but was moved indoors, to Edison, because of the cold, Daisy Walia, a spokesperson for the event, said.

The proceeds from the ticketed event, 'Humanity United Against Terror,' will benefit victims of terror, especially displaced Kashmiri Pandits and Hindus from Bangladesh.

The doors will open at 4 pm and the cultural program starts at 6 pm on Saturday.

Movie personalities from Bollywood and the South Indian film industry -- Malaika Arora, Manasvi Mamgai, Prabhudeva, Ram Charan, Shriya Sharan and others -- will perform at the event.

Trump is expected to come on stage at 9 pm.

IMAGE: The Hindu Sena celebrates Donald Trump's 70th birthday at the Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, June 14, 2016.

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