WASHINGTON: An Indian- American has been appointed by a Republican Congressional panel to strengthen ties between the Republican Party and the community. The Indian American Executive Council of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) would be headed by Shalli (Shalabh) Kumar of Chicago, who early this year had taken a Congressional delegation to Gujarat, which had met Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
According to a press statement, Kumar and the Indian American Executive Council shall help facilitate communications between National Republican Congressional Committee and the Indian-American community. In this capacity, Kumar will play an integral role in fostering relations between the NRCC and the Indian- American community. The NRCC will seek his input regarding how to increase Republican outreach efforts in the coming elections and identify potential candidates, the media statement said.