With just over a month to go before the US general elections, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has appointed Indian-Americans into his Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee.The committee consists of over 30 members including three Indian-American Puneet Ahluwalia from Virginia, K V Kumar from California and Shalabh Kumar from Illinois.
According to Shalabh Kumar, the founder of the Republican Hindu Coalition, “We are on the cusp of history. I am witnessing this election and am confident Trump would be the next president of the US”.
Puneet Ahluwalia a member of Virginia’s Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Advisory Council said, “it is my great honor and a privilege to be part of Trump AAPI Advisory Committee. This is a pivotal election which impacts the future of our nation and its people". K V Kumar has also worked with the World Bank.
The committee members will support and strengthen ties to the related community and provide recommendations on to ensure AAPI voices are heard and included in the Campaign. The Trump Campaign said the committee is elected and grassroots leaders are appointed who will engage Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on the relevant issues.