NEW YORK (TIP): Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump as the “best hope for America”, some Indian-Americans in the New York Tristate area have formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) to support and raise funds for him.
Headed by Dr. AD Amar, a business professor with Seton Hall University in New Jersey, the ‘Indian-Americans for Trump 2016’ was registered as a PAC with the Federal Election Commission last week.
Its sole goal is “to garner actively the support of all Americans, but particularly Indian-Americans, to have Donald J. Trump become the next President of the USA,” the PAC said in a press release.
“On realizing 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 real estate billionaire has vowed not to take money from individuals or special interest groups, or seek support from PACs.
Anand Ahuja, an attorney based in New York, and Devendra “Dave” Makkar, a businessman in New Jersey, have been “elected” vice president and treasurer respectively.
Dr. Sudhir Parikh, publisher of a couple of community news publications in New Jersey, has been named chair of fundraising and advisory committee of Indian-Americans for Trump 2016.
“This is only the first step. We are on the side of Trump for this election,” Amar said, citing Trump’s policies on illegal immigration and economy in particular as the main reasons for his group to support the Republican contender.
There was no comment from the Trump campaign.