Trump meeting Indian business partners: Can he avoid conflict of interest?
United States’ President-elect last week met his Indian business partners involved in a real estate project in Mumbai, according to confirmations by ABC news.
A Trump organisation official, who was insistent not to be named, told ABC news that the meeting at Trump’s business office was a “congratulatory exchange in passing.” The news about the meeting was first reported by The New York Times.
It was on November 15 when the photo of the Republican with his partners popped up on Twitter first posted by @shubham9601. “Atul & Sagar Chordia, Kalpesh Mehta meets US President Mr Donald Trump at Trump Towers New York office just now,” the tweet read.
Atul & Sagar Chordia, Kalpesh Mehta meets U S President Mr Donald Trump at Trump Towers New York office just now pic.twitter.com/v7D3Uqx03d
— DEVENDRA JAIN (@shubham9601) November 15, 2016
When tried to contact, the business partners were not available for comments.
The partners,Sagar Chordia, Atul Chordia, and Kalpesh Mehta have been quoted by other reports: “They have discussed expanding their partnership with the Trump Organization now that Mr. Trump is president-elect,” according to New York Times.
Reports suggest that the election victory of Trump created a dilemma in taking an open stand about his personal businesses. Experts are keen to see what steps the Republican will be taking to detach himself from business operations to avoid conflict of interests when he becomes the 45th president.
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