Posters of PM Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump put up ahead of Trump's visit to Agra (Photo Credit: ANI )
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not accompany US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump during their visit to Agara. The White House had earlier said that the President and the First Lady will be accompanied by PM Modi to the Taj Mahal in Agra.
"We have seen media reports regarding PM's presence in Agra in connection with the visit of President Trump," sources inside the Prime Minister's office said on Saturday.
"The visit to Taj Mahal in Agra by the US President and the First Lady will afford them the opportunity to view the historical monument suitably. Therefore, no official engagements or presence of senior dignitaries from the Indian side is envisaged there," they said.
However, PM Modi will be with President Trump in Ahmedabad and in the Delhi leg of the visit.
According to White House, Trump will arrive in Ahmedabad on Monday, where he will deliver remarks at Sardar Patel Stadium with PM Modi. After visiting Taj Mahal in Agra, they will fly to New Delhi and rest overnight.
They will have a full program in Delhi on Tuesday including ceremonial events, bilateral meetings with the prime minister, a business event with Indian investors, with special focus on companies that are investing in manufacturing in the US," the official said.
Trump will also have a meet-and-greet with embassy staff and a meeting with the President of India. And to cap it off, there will be a state dinner at the presidential palace - Rashtrapati Bhavan - on Tuesday evening, according a White House official.
(With PTI Inputs)