“Hindu Americans tend to be like other minorities when it comes to voting - they are Democrats or are neutral, or they just don’t vote,” said Kumar, chairman of AVG Advanced Technologies.
Yet the RHC is hoping to change this, and has gained the backing of some big-name Republicans, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich agreeing to serve as honorary chairman for the group.
Kumar said they have received a great deal of support from the Republican National Committee and high-ranking congressional Republicans. They are also hoping to organize a congressional delegation to travel to India after they formally launch the coalition next month. Kumar said that while the RHC is proud that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal - whose family is from India - is running, they have not yet backed any of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination in 2016.
However, Kumar has pledged to personally donate at least $2 million and raise millions more for the eventual Republican nominee, Senate and House candidates and Republican groups.(IANS)