Members of the Indian-American community organised and participated in several programmes across the US, including a ‘Chowkidar March’ in New Jersey, car rallies in Washington and Virginia, which travelled 12 miles
As the crucial weeks-long general elections began in India, issues like sustained economic growth, national security and protection of democratic values are among key poll priorities for the Indian diaspora across the US as it galvanizes support for various political parties.
An Indian-American community group recently organised an election campaign kickoff event in upstate New York, voicing its support for the Bharatiya Janata Party and Narendra Modi in the 2019 elections. With slogans of ‘Abki bar 400 paar’, Modi supporters among the diaspora said they are confident that he will return to power for a second term.
American India Public Affairs Committee president Jagdish Sewhani said the 2019 general elections are very crucial for the future of India. “National security is a top priority of the BJP,” he said, adding that another term for Mr. Modi will ensure sustained economic growth and development in the country.