Ballard postpones India trip

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Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will reschedule a trip to Hyderabad, India, following bomb blasts that killed 11 people Thursday.

“The thoughts and prayers of Indianapolis are with the residents of our Sister City of Hyderabad following the deadly explosions that occurred earlier today," he said in a prepared statement." I was greatly looking forward to renewing our relationships in this wonderful city next week. However, the government, civic and business leaders we were scheduled to meet should entirely be focused on dealing with the tragedy at hand."

The trip, organized and funded by Develop Indy, a unit of the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, was scheduled for Feb. 22 to March 2.


  • Ballard India
    There is absolutely no reason for Ballard to go to India on behalf of we voters. There is nothing there he can bring home. I know. We used to do business there and they only will opt for the cheapest solutions. USA is certainly not one.
  • Man up, Mr. Mayor
    This is the very definition of Nero fiddling while Rome burns. Stay home, Mr. Mayor, roll up your sleeves and get to work like the rest of us. In other words, man up, Mr. Mayor. You look like a clown with this garbage.
  • Story
    Someone should do a story how Ballard is wasting our tax dollars with all this exotic out-of-country travel for which he has not created a single job.
  • Focus on not scamming taxpayers and ratepayors
    Maybe he should focus on how he screwed the water company customers by levering up the IWC ASSETS and NOT USING THE PROCEEDS to enhance WATER AND SEWER ASSETS! Where is all the savings Citizens proclaims to have during due diligence ? Now these LUNKHEADS have to BOOST RATES BY 40-50% on the ratepayors. One word describes these PEEPS for their actions which border on DECEPTION, lack of full disclosure and fraud and that is GOONS!

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