Trump gets invite from Prez, Modi

Trump gets invite from Prez, Modi

India has invited US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania for an early visit to New Delhi, although his inaugural speech added to the apprehensions of the country’s information technology industry.

“We look forward to an early opportunity of welcoming you and Mrs Melania Trump to India,” President Pranab Mukherjee conveyed in a congratulatory message to his US counterpart.

Shortly after Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate him.

“Looking forward to working with President to further deepen India-US ties and realise the full potential of our cooperation,” the prime minister posted on the micro-blogging site.

Mukherjee and Modi sent out congratulatory messages to Trump, even as the new US President’s inaugural speech sent out a signal that the new American administration might indeed start an era of fierce protectionism.

Trump’s strong views on immigration during the campaign had created a perception that he would take a tough stand on migrants, not only those who enter the country illegally, but also the professionals who migrate to the US legally.

His campaign rhetoric had included a promise to overhaul the H1B visa issuance programme and a review of issuance of green cards.
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