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    Trump visit will bolster support for Republicans in US election, feels Indian American doctor and fund raiser

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    When Trump visits India next week, political analysts will be looking at Indian American voters and the likely impact that the visit will have in a year of presidential elections in the US. Prominent Republican, Dr. Sampat Shivangi feels that the visit will help to bolster the support for the President among Indian Americans in the US.

    Dr. Sampat Shivangi
    US Election
    When US President Donald Trump visits India next week, political analysts will be looking at Indian American voters and the likely impact that the visit will have in a year of presidential elections in the US. Prominent Republican, Dr. Sampat Shivangi, who was appointed a member of the mental health services national advisory council by President Trump last year, feels that the visit will help to bolster the support for the President among Indian Americans in the US. “Traditionally, Indian immigrants have supported the Democrats, but things are now changing. In fact, two of the Indian Americans in US house of representatives – Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal – have taken very strong anti-India positions and that has not gone down well with the community, especially after they received big support in terms of funds as well as votes,” Dr Shivangi told ET from Ridgeland, Mississippi, where he lives. Originally from Karnataka, Dr Shivangi moved to the US four decades back.

    Congresswoman Jayapal had moved a resolution in the US house of representatives last December urging the Indian government to lift restrictions in Kashmir and preserve religious freedom while Congressman Ro Khanna is part of the US Congressional Pakistan caucus.

    President Trump, on the other hand, has not spoken against the Indian government on the issues of revocation of Article 370 in Kashmir and the Citizenship Amendment Act, which has been a big advantage for India, Dr Shivangi added.

    “I will be in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, next month attending a fund-raiser for President Trump and am also a delegate at the Republican party convention in North Carolina later this year where the presidential candidate will be selected,” Dr Shivangi, who has raised millions of dollars for Republican presidents and candidates including George W Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, said. Between 2005 & 2008, he was an advisor to the George W Bush administration.
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    1 Comment on this Story

    Dinesh patel335 days ago
    Whether Trump visit will bolster support or not and how much is at the present unknown - Hooefulky it will - but the fact is that this trip will open up good relations between two countries specifically working to gether to eliminate terrorism and provide strength and support for India’s growth and development
    Chiba is knocking on the door all the time so such good relations will further enhance the bond between two great democratic countries
    We are very proud of Dr Shivangi and others who are helping this bond
    Best wishes for the journey
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