5 Indian American drag NRIs attention

November 06, 2012 13:18
5 Indian American drag NRIs attention

US presidential election is not an interesting topic to just the native Americans but even to scores of Indian Americans. Reason being so simple that five Americans of Indian origin have been trying to get a seat in the US Congress.


The five persons looking forward to join US Congress are Ami Bera,Ranjit Ricky Gill, Dr Manan Trivedi, Upendra Chivukula and Syed Taj. Notably, Ami Bera was already endorsed by the former president Bill Clinton. He is a democrat and a first Hindu likely to enter Congress. A physician by profession, Ami Bera was born to Indian immigrants.  


The second person  is Gill who was endorsed by Florida former governor Jeb Bush. He hails from South Carolina and he's just 25. If elected, Ricky Gill will become the youngest member of US House of Representatives. Dr Manan Trivedi is another Indian American who is after sixth congressional district seat in the U.S House of Representatives.


Another important candidate in the race is Upendra Chivukila. He happened to be the first Indian American to win a seat in New Jersey General Assembly. So, hopes are real high on Upendra Chivukula from scores of Indian Americans.  Next in the list is Syed Taj, who was born in Bihar. Before plunging into campaign, he was the chief of the medicine at Oakwood Hospital.


It may be recalled that so far only two Indian Americans made it to the house. While Dilip Singh Saund was the first Indian American to get elected to House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal was the second person. Lets wait and watch as to how many Indian American will make it to the US House of Representatives.

(AW Phani)

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