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Indian authorities scramble to give Trump a mega-rally

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An elderly man walks past a giant hoarding welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump in Agra, India on Sunday. Trump and the First Lady Melania Trump will be visiting Taj Mahal during their visit two-day trip to India.

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AP, Ahmedabad :
 The sun-baked city of Ahmedabad was jostling with activity Sunday as workers cleaned roads, planted flowers and hoisted hundreds of billboards featuring President Donald Trump, a day ahead of his maiden two-day visit to India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised him a boisterous public reception.
Hundreds of thousands of people in the northwestern city are expected to greet Trump on Monday for a road show leading to a massive rally at what has been touted as the world's largest cricket stadium.
Trump's motorcade will travel amid cheers from a battery of carefully picked and vetted Modi loyalists and workers from his Bharatiya Janata Party who will stand for hours alongside the neatly manicured 22-kilometer (14-mile) stretch of road to accord Trump a grand welcome.
Tens of thousands of police officers will be on hand to keep security tight and a new wall has come up in front of a slum, apparently to hide it from passers-by.
Monday's event is the second act of growing bonhomie between Trump and Modi after they shared a stage last year in Houston at a rally called "Howdy, Modi!" that featured flashy Bollywood musical and dance numbers and was organized by a nonprofit group with Hindu nationalist links.
Modi's Hindu nationalist government is pulling out all the stops, at an expense of more than $14 million, to woo the president and first lady Melania Trump. But experts have said that very little of substance will be achieved for either side beyond the pageantry and symbolism.
For Modi, however, the event could be a reprieve from opposition in the country against some of his recent policies, a slumping economy and ongoing protests over a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims.
Experts say a U.S.-India trade pact, which has been in the works from the last three years, seems off the table.
"They've been hitting us very hard for many, many years," Trump said this week, while quickly adding, "I really like Prime Minister Modi."
Mr Trump's motorcade will travel amid cheers from a battery of carefully picked and vetted Modi loyalists and workers from his Bharatiya Janata Party, who will stand for hours alongside the neatly manicured 14-mile stretch of road to give Mr Trump a grand welcome.)
Tens of thousands of police officers will be on hand to keep security tight and a new wall has been built in front of a slum, apparently to hide it from passers-by.

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