Indian-Americans form committee to support Donald Trump in 2016 US elections
Washington: Terming Donald Trump as the “best hope” in the run up to the 2016 Presidential elections in the United States, some Indian-Americans in the New York Tristate area have formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) in support for Trump and raise funds for him.
The Committee has been formed to campaign for the Republican presidential front-runner and affirmed that the community would benefit the most from his policies.
'Indian-Americans for Trump 2016', which was registered as a political action committee on January 21 with the federal election commission, is aimed at garnering support of Indian-Americans to have Trump become the next US President.
“On realising that the agenda of Donald J Trump for President 2016 is focused on reviving the American economy, rightly bringing America on the world stage, defeating terrorism and establishing peace through strength; many Indian-Americans believe that he is the best hope for America and the right candidate to be the next president of the United States,” the PAC said in a statement.
”The officers of the Indian-Americans for Trump 2016 urge all Americans to join in the effort and support Donald Trump in his endeavour to make America great again by electing him the next President of the USA,” it said.
A D Amar, a business professor with Seton Hall University in New Jersey, has been elected as its president while New York-based attorney Anand Ahuja will be its vice president.
The Trump Campaign, which so far has been vocal against PAC culture in the country and has said that he is self-funding the election, did not comment immediately on the formation of the ‘Indian-Americans for Donald Trump 2016'.
“This is only the first step. We are on the side of Trump for this election,” Amar said after the announcement.
”We believe that Trump would be the nominee of the Republican party and he would be the president of the United States,” he added.
Amar said that at this moment, Trump is the best for the United States and Indian-Americans.
He cited Trump's policies on illegal immigration and economy in particular as the main reasons for the Indian Americans to support him.
“Indian-Americans would benefit the most from his policies,” Amar said.
(With inputs from PTI)