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QUESTION NO.2929 NAMASTE TRUMP EVENT IN AHMEDABAD

March 19, 2020

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2929
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.03.2020

NAMASTE TRUMP EVENT IN AHMEDABAD

2929. DR. SANTANU SEN:

Will the Minister for External Affairs be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Namaste Trump event in Ahmedabad was organised by a private organisation/Committee and not by Government;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) the details regarding the organisers of Namaste Trump event and the Members and President of the Committee;

(d) whether Government has incurred any financial expense for that event and if so, the details thereof;

(e) whether Government has funded the organisers of the event; and

(f) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) to (c) The "Namaste Trump” event in Ahmedabad was organized by Donald Trump Nagarik Abhivadan Samiti. The members of the committee were as follows:

(i) Smt. Bijalben Patel, Mayor, Ahmedabad – Chairperson

(ii) Dr. (Prof.) Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, Member of Parliament, Ahmedabad (West)

(iii) Shri Hasmukhbhai Somabhai Patel, Member of Parliament, Ahmedabad (East)

(iv) Prof. (Dr.) H. A. Pandya, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat University

(v) Prof. (Dr.) Navin Sheth, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat Technological University

(vi) Shri Durgesh Buch, President, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry

(vii) Dr. Balkrishna V. Doshi, Architect

(viii) Shri Bhikhudan Gadhvi, Folk Artist

(d) to (f) Government of India had no financial liability for the event and incurred no expenses directly connected with organizing the event.

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