Started by individuals in NY Tristate area.
Some Indian Americans in the New York Tristate area have registered a Political Action Committee (PAC) to support and fundraise for the businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“The ‘Indian-Americans for Trump 2016’ was registered as a PAC with the Federal Election Commission on January 21, 2016 with the sole goal 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.
Trump has repeatedly vowed not to take money from individuals or special interest groups, or see k support from PACs, so the viability of the Indian American organization remains to be seen. There was no comment from the Trump campaign.
According to the press release, the idea to start a PAC came about last month. Four individuals have been chosen to run the PAC.
“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 four ‘elected’ are: President – Dr. A. D. Amar, a business professor with Seton Hall University in New Jersey; Vice-President – Anand Ahuja, an attorney based in New York, Treasurer – Devendra “Dave” Makkar, a businessman in New Jersey; Chair of Fundraising and Advisory Committee of Indian-Americans for Trump 2016 – Dr. Sudhir Parikh, an allergist and immunologist, as well as publisher of some community news publications, based in New Jersey.
“This is only the first step. We are on the side of Trump for this election,” Amar told the Press Trust of India in an interview. “We believe that Trump would be the nominee of the Republican party and he would be the president on the United States,” he said.
Amar cited Trump’s policies on illegal immigration and economy in particular as the main reasons for the Indian Americans to support him.