Shiv Sena pray for Donald Trump’s presidential victory

NEW DELHI: Around a dozen members of the right-wing Hindu Shiv Sena lit a ritual fire and chanted prayers asking Hindu gods to help Donald Trump win this year’s US presidential election.

The Hindu Sena nationalist group chanted in Sanskrit, seated on a blanket spread with a collection of statues and photos of a shouting Trump.

The prayers were held on Wednesday in a New Delhi protest park.

Trump’s controversial ban on Muslims in America and his policies on how to tackle terrorism groups has made him popular in India.

Trump has also made statements regarding India and Pakistan. In September he said the United States should use India’s help to deal with Pakistan if it becomes ‘unstable.

“You have to get India involved. India’s the check to Pakistan,” Trump said, during his appearance on a radio talk show.

Trump’s statement came in response to Hewitt’s question regarding what he would do if Pakistan, “the most dangerous country in the world other than Iran,” became ‘unstable’.

Asked whether he would send in US troops to neutralise Pakistan’s nuclear capability should the country go rogue, Trump replied that he would not reveal his military plans to a potential rival.

Trump has dominated the Republican primary race to decide the party’s candidate for the November election

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