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Oddly Enough

India Trump fans celebrate election 'victory' early

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A celebration of a Donald Trump victory with days to go until the US Presidential election. I'm Doug Busvine reporting for Reuters from New Delhi. Donald Trump's Indian fan club is not waiting until November the 8th to declare the Republican contender a winner. The Hindu Sena, a fringe group, has come to Speaker's Corner to make a lot of noise and bang the drum for Donald Trump.
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The support of this Hindu fringe group is motivated by Donald Trump's hostility to Muslim immigrants. In particular his plans to ban Muslims from countries that he considers to be a source of terrorism. India is a Hindu majority nation, and these people reckon that Donald Trump is anti-muslim and anti-pakistan.
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And of course Pakistan is the arch rival that India is daggers drawn with and has been for decades. Most recently there have been tensions on the border and diplomatic friction that has created nervousness about stability in the region. The Indian government hasn't expressed a preference over who it would like to see win on November the 8th.
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It is fortunate that there is a strong bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill in favor of developing the strategic and economic relationship that has progressed well under president Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But for the Hindu Sena, there can only be one winner in this election, and that is Donald Trump.
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For now, at least.