Donald Trump learning Modi's 'jumla' skill to woo Indian community in US: Congress

News Agencies | First published: 16 October 2016, 13:54 IST
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Taking a dig at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over his assertion that the Indian and Hindu community would have a true friend at the White House if he is elected as the President, the Congress Party on 16 October alleged that the former is learning the 'jumla' way to woo the Indian community in the United States.

Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said Trump is fond of many things, adding the White House will look aghast if that is translated into action.

"India has a pluralistic culture, we have Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, and Jains. Donald Trump needs to understand that we are all one. Let him not try and win votes by only addressing to one community. India is pluralistic and we are one and that message Trump must understand," he added.

Another Congress leader Meem Afzal echoing similar sentiments said that Trump's assertion would not make any impact on the Indian community in the US.

Afzal said that Trump was trying to indulge in the politics of polarisation in his desperate bid to take over as the US President.

"But his dream will not come true. His previous statements on India and against Indians clearly prove his mentality," he said.

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on his part said that people make such remarks when they have to woo their voters.