Presumptive Republican nominee for US president, Donald Trump, may be facing criticism for his insensitive comments against women and Muslims but some people in India are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that he wins the elections.
Right-wing Hindutva group Hindu Sena on Wednesday performed a havan and chanted mantras, praying for Donald Trump to win the US presidential election. It was performed at Delhi's Jantar Mantar.
“We believe Islam and Islamic terror are cancerous to the world. India has suffered too long because of this. Trump believes the same thing… that’s why we are praying for his victory,” Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta said to The Indian Express.
Over a dozen Hindu Sena members gathered at the venue with posters of Trump to take part in the religious ceremony. It was conducted for an hour, during which Hindu Sena members urged god to shower his blessings on Trump.
The 31-year-old right wing leader said that Trump's dietary preference will not be an issue for his organisation to support the billionaire.
"This issue is not about beef. That is not relevant here. This is about Islamic terror," said Gupta to The Times of India.
Last year, Gupta had lodged a complaint against Kerala House in Delhi for serving beef which was later found to be false. Subsequently, he was arrested.