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Donald Trump’s Daughter, Ivanka Trump to celebrate Diwali with Indian-American community

Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump

Virginia, Oct 25 (UITV)- After her father addressed an Indian American Hindu gathering last week, Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump is going to celebrate the festival of Diwali in a Hindu temple in the vital state of Virginia along with the Indian American community members who have in past supported the Democratic Party in the US polls.

Ivanka Trump will celebrate Diwali with Indian-Americans during her visit to the Rajdhani Temple at Chantilly October 26, campaign officials and community leaders said.

The visit of Virginia is seen as another attempt made by the Trump campaigners to woo the support of the Indian American community which largely supports the Democratic Party.

The visit of Ivanka, 34, a successful businesswoman and a key figure of the Trump campaign, to the Rajdhani Temple would “go a long way in breaking the stereotype,” that the campaign “represent only angry white voters,” said Rajesh Gooty, an Indian American community leader in Virginia.

The attempts made by the Trump campaign managers in recent days to get the support of the Indian American community shows the shift in the role played by Indian Americans in the American society.

Inaugurated in 2000, the Rajdhani Temple is the oldest temple in Loudon County of Virginia, which has experienced one of the fastest growths of Indian American in the past decade. According to statistics, there were just 1,200 Indian Americans in the Loudon area but the number increased exponentially in 2010, reaching 12,000.

The results of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections have shown that whoever wins Loudon County wins Virginia.