An Indian bloke has been snapped bizarrely worshiping a statue of Donald Trump as the country gears up for the US president’s state visit.
Bussa Krishna first began worshiping Donald Trump four years ago when the US president appeared to him in a dream.
Since then, after a run of good fortune, the Indian real estate broker has transformed his modest home into a shrine to the US leader, who is due in India on Monday for a two-day visit.
Krishna, who lives alone in a village in the southern state of Telangana, has erected a life-size statue to Trump in his garden while his walls are scrawled with the leader’s name – to the annoyance of his extended family.
“I am facing difficulties because of my relatives,” Krishna said. “They tell me that I am disgracing them in society.
“I told them that just like you believe and worship Shiva, I believe and worship Trump. Neither of us can stop the other from doing so.”
Krishna is not the only Indian who reveres Trump.
In New Delhi, members of the Hindu Sena, a right-wing fringe group, have begun rehearsing a welcome song for Trump.
Its members say Trump shares their hatred of Islamic extremism, and it has drawn attention for boisterous celebrations of his birthday, including pretending to feed cake to photos of his face.
“We like Donald Trump because he openly spoke about India’s feelings,” Hindu Sena leader Vishnu Gupta said.
“He openly said that he would eliminate Islamic terrorism from its roots, that is why I am his fan.”