The municipal authorities in Mumbai (BOMBAY) have removed coconuts from trees around the city's Gandhi museum in case any of them fall on US President Barack Obama when he visits, an official said Wednesday.
"The coconuts were falling off, so we requested the local authorities here to remove the remainder," the executive secretary of Mani Bhavan, Meghshyam Ajgaonkar, told AFP.
Mani Bhavan, where the father of the Indian independence movement Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to the city between 1917 and 1934, is in south Mumbai on Laburnum Grove, which is lined with coconut trees.
Ajgaonkar said the precaution was taken as local and US officials undertook security sweeps of the museum and library before Obama's visit on Saturday.
Obama has often cited Gandhi as a major inspiration. He name-checked him in his Nobel peace prize speech and had a portrait of him in his US Senate office.
If Gandhi ever noticed the falling coconuts...?
Barky Obama is "escaping" the US...and will be spending, apparently, $200 million of YOUR dollars per day while he tries, stupidly, to "go back home".
--and to my TROLL, Mikey Giovanelli: Why don't YOU leave West Ridge? Why not go back into Misericordia HOSPITAL--where I am certain you have been before and were a "MODEL" patient? Is that when you "counseled" David Axelrod's mentally-deficient daughter--perhaps contributing to her deficiencies?
Do you request MEDS, or are they FORCED UPON YOU?
IMHO, that is what should happen.
Your comments are poor, Mikey, both in judgment and grammar. Why don't you just get down on your knees...and be thankful to the Creator of us all...that you are still alive?