Hillary Clinton arrives on 3-day visit to MP

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in her final stages of the three-day private trip to Madhya Pradesh, India. According to CSP Manoj Ratnakar, the former United States first lady arrived at the Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport at around 8:00 pm in a private plane and stayed at the airport for about 20 minutes to greet people before leaving for Maheswar by road.

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton arrives at a historical monument, at Mandu in Indore on Monday.

Hillary was halted at Ahilya Fort, Maheshwar, where descendants of Ahilya Devi Holkar, Shivajirao Holkar and Yuvraj Yashwant Holkar welcomed her.

She later left for Maheshwar town in Khargone district, where she will be staying tonight.

She would also go for a boat ride in the Narmada river, Khargone Collector Ashok Kumar Verma said.

Clinton, who was the Democratic Party's candidate for the 2016 U.S. presidential polls, was scheduled to interact with children of a local school in the evening. It is an art started by Ahilya Bai Holkar, the ruler of the kingdom, to help the downtrodden.

"You know, you didn't like black people getting rights, you don't like women, you know, getting jobs, you don't want to, you know, see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are, whatever your problem is, I'm going to solve it", she added during the hour-long speech. She would leave for Jodhpur on Tuesday morning, according to official sources in Indore. She is a guest of Richard Holkar, the US-born scion of Holkar princely state. Maheshwar, 90 kilometres from Indore, used to be the capital of the erstwhile Holkar kingdom till 1818, after which it was moved to Indore.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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