Donald Trump’s market-friendly policies, hard stance against China and acknowledgement of the contributions of the Hindu community in the United States have struck a chord with a group of Hindu-American women who are rooting for the Republicans to be sure that he wins the November 3 presidential election.
Participating in an online session, a panel of Hindu-American women, from different walks of life, expressed their strong views in favour of President Trump.
Karishma Himatsinghani, a media entrepreneur from Dallas, said that she is neither a Leftist, nor a Rightist, but a moderate centrist who finds Trump treading a centrist path in programmes and policies.
It’s the Leftist media that has affixed an image of Correct-wing on Trump as a matter of political expediency. Trump’s focus is on keeping the economy going all through the uncertain Covid-19 crisis. The president’s commitment is reflected in tax-cuts for businesses and removal of regressive government regulations that impeded economic activity, she said.
“Look at the way the Democrats have responded to the recent riots in Oakland, Seattle and elsewhere, where they’re seen as endorsing the rioters, which will have to ring alarm bells for all voters. How are we supposed to live on with lawlessness on the Roads, where law enforcement agencies are undermined and attacked by a sure political class?” she asked.
The Democrats were brainwashing the youth in subscribing to anarchy and violence as a solution to the social justice issues, Himatsinghani claimed, asserting that it is going to further exacerbate the depravity of the affected, instead of providing relief and resolution.
“Trump is the only President in US history to have openly acknowledged the Hindu community and appreciate their contributions at the ‘Howdy Modi’ event. Democrats have at all times vilified the Hindu community and religion with pejorative terms, and have even excluded them this time from the election manifesto totally,” she claimed.
Srilekha Palle, a healthcare administrator, took a dig at the Democratic Party’s ideology.
“Do you need education for your children dictated by the big government, or by you as a parent; do you need healthcare to be determined by doctors and healthcare professionals and costs driven by the market, or to be determined by the unaccountable big government; whether you need your lives to be governed by government bureaucrats vote for Democrats, but if you wish to live in a free society, vote for Republicans,” she asked the panelists.
Palle said President Trump had strengthened Indo-US relations where he has taken unprecedented steps to recognise India’s concerns on terror and the threat posed by China.
By renaming the whole region as Indo-Pacific, the United States President has in any case recognised India’s stabilising role in global matters, she said.
In recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the Trump administration in 2018 renamed the United States Pacific Command to US Indo-Pacific Command. The move is reflective of the growing importance of the Indian Ocean in US strategic thinking.
Vandana Mangalick, a lifelong Democrat from Minneapolis who voted five times for that party, highlighted the Democrats stance on Kashmir and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
“The Democrats are meant to stand for human rights for the persecuted. But why have six Democrat-controlled city councils, passed anti-India resolutions, objected CAA? What trade do city councils have meddling in a sovereign country’s matters?” she asked.
Raman Bhaumik, an entrepreneur in Dallas said, “The Republicans have at all times supported small businesses and reduced government regulations to manageable levels. Their policies mirror in the way businesses have gotten quick loan approvals even all through challenging Covid-19 times. We do not need survived Covid-19 without the strengthen of Republicans”.
“I am a product of a stereotypical Bengali highbrow circle of relatives surroundings, where social welfare, social reform, and liberal thought is worshipped, but what’s going on in the United States today is that a noble purpose of social justice, has been hijacked to serve a partisan political purpose, and extremists are masquerading at the back of social justice to spread mayhem in the society,” said Dr Paramita Sarkar, a scientist.
Radhika Garimella, another recent Democrat, said there was once a huge hole between what the Democrats promise and what they if truth be told deliver.
Democrats have been a big failure in checking the growth of extremism in their party, reflecting how governments are run under their administration. The Democrats have determined to harbour and nurture socialists like Bernie Sanders, she claimed, adding that there is not any choice but to leave the party and sign up for the Republicans to verify a massive victory for Trump.
Sangeeta Dua, Chairperson Indo- American Republicans of Greater Houston, moved a resolution in favour of the Republicans and President Trump because of strong defence, law and order on the Roads, free-market based healthcare, jobs for Americans, rebuilding American Industry, and a powerful presence of The united states in global matters to take care of peace.