USINPAC Hosts Members of Parliament from India

Washington D.C.:  

On Friday October 18, 2019, Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC, hosted Members of Parliament from India at an exclusive dinner held at the Asset Restaurant and Bar in New York City, New York.

Attendees included M.V. Rajeev Gowda, National Spokesperson, Indian National Congress; Prathap Simha, 2nd time member of Lok Sabha MP elected from the Mysore constituency of Karnataka representing the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP); Rahul Kaswan, 2nd time member of Lok Sabha MP from the Churu constituency of Rajasthan, representing BJP; Sridhar Kotagiri, 1st time Lok Sabha MP from the Eluru constituency of Andhra Pradesh, representing Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party and presently a member of the Committee on Defense; Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, 1st time Lok Sabha MP from the Ladakh constituency of J&K, representing BJP, and presently a member of the Committee on Home Affairs; Shama Mohamed, National Media Panelist of the Indian National Congress Party; and Ramesh Chandran, Director of the Governance and Public Policy Initiative (GPPI) under the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), India’s pre-eminent think tank.

The group was joined by Indian American leaders.  Discussions were focused on how India can continue building bridges with the 2nd generation of Indian American leaders who are State Senators, Members of State Houses, or running for US Congress.  “We discussed how to keep up and coming Indian American leaders connected to India’s MPs by having them visit India.  A trip was planned for 2020,” Puri said.

“India’s democracy is strong, in part, because of Parliament, and we agreed that it is important for the next generation of Indian American leaders to meet often with India’s MPs to keep the link between our nations solid in all areas of governance.  It was an honor to host such a diverse and capable group, and USINPAC looks forward to our continued work together,” Puri concluded.

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