Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments

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Ahead of his trip, the interim head of the Trump Organization ran a full page ad in multiple Indian newspapers, promising those who buy a Trump property before February 21 a chance to meet with him, reported Fortune magazine.

In all 254 flats of different sizes are up for sale costing almost 820,000 US dollars and above.

National newspaper ads encouraged buyers to sign up for Trump-branded condos in Gurgaon early with the promise of "a conversation and dinner" with Trump Jr.

Trump Jr's marketing campaign for Gurugram Trump Towers has drawn criticism from many. The family brand operates under licence to an Indian property firm and there are Trump Towers in Gurgaon, a satellite city of Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata.

The project, Trump Towers Delhi-NCR, to be developed by Trump's exclusive India partner Tribeca Developers and Delhi-based realtor M3M India.

The younger Trump is scheduled to arrive on Monday on a Boeing 757 nicknamed Trump Force One, because the President crisscrossed the U.S. on the plane during the campaign.

According to Trump, the regulatory changes that India is undergoing is making the real estate market healthy and therefore attractive for foreign investors and business entities. "What is to stop a foreign national with interests before the USA government from purchasing a flat, or tagging along with someone who did, simply to ask Don Junior to raise some issue or concern with his father?"

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"Indian people are ready for such ventures, and they have already been spending huge amounts for luxurious suits", said Gaurav Kapoor, an entrepreneur in Varanasi in northern India.

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew) - a watchdog group - added the Indian promotion to a list of instances it believes show the Trump name being used for commercial gain.

If the brand of Trump Towers isn't enough, the chance to meet the son of President Trump is an effective way to target buyers interested in the property.

The apartments in Trump Towers are considered to be expensive although not necessarily "elite" with the cost of an apartment in Gurgaon Trump Towers falling in the range of $775,000 and $1.5 million. Public relations executives working with two local developers arranging the Trump dinner declined to give specifics about the event.

Trump Jr is also expected to attend the Global Business Summit in New Delhi during Feb 23-24, where senior Indian politicians are likely to be present.

In the United States, some experts have pointed out the disagreement of interests during Donald Trump Jr.'s India visit.

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