Ivanka Trump Has Road Named After Her in India As Locals Mock Government Neglect

Residents of a neighborhood in India where the government ignored road repairs and instead fixed routes through which Ivanka Trump traveled have taken it upon themselves to fix potholes—and named the stretch after the first daughter as a jab at local authorities.

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About 50 residents of Marredpally, in the Indian city of Hyderabad, which Trump visited last November, filled potholes on a 200-meter stretch of a road by a junior college that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) apparently would not address, Times of India reported on Monday.

The residents then rechristened the road to call out Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, the administration minister of GHMC, which spent money repairing and beautifying roads that Trump passed through last November, but has neglected roads elsewhere needing attention.

"This road is (named) as KTR-Ivanka Trump road. Neither Ivanka Trump came to this road nor the government repaired this road," read signs locals hold in a photo by the Times.

Trump got red carpet treatment last year when she arrived in Hyderabad to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Authorities drew up a plan to move 6,000 beggars from the streets to shelters and rehab centers, so she would get a good impression of the city instead of the stereotype created by the movie Slumdog Millionaire.

"We spent 4,000 [rupees] on concrete mix, granite stones, and water. We contributed the amount from our own pockets," M Krishank, an activist with the Save Bison Polo Ground campaign that took up the road repair effort, told the Times.

Marredpally resident SV Prabhakar said of the road renaming, "As our pleas have fallen on the deaf ears of the authorities to repair the potholes, we wanted to teach the authorities a lesson."

"We are proud of the residents who took the initiative and set the record straight," the resident concluded.