Published On: Sat, Jan 24th, 2015

Obama cancels visit to Agra during India trip: Media

New Delhi: – United States President Barack Obama has cancelled plans to visit the Taj Mahal at Agra during his upcoming visit to India, local media reported on Saturday.

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle with their teenage daughters

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle with their teenage daughters

Obama was scheduled to go to India’s famed monument to love with First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday, at the end of a three-day visit to the country. Hundreds of cleaners had been hired to spruce up the white marbled mausoleum in preparation for their arrival.

But the Hindustan Times website cited unnamed Indian officials as saying Mr Obama was cutting his India visit short to fly to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

The Hindu website carried a similar report, quoting a government source as saying: “It’s possible that he might leave India earlier.”

The White House did not immediately return calls for comment on the reports.

AFP

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