Indian-American physician appointed delegate to RNC

New Delhi: The board members of United States India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) comprising senior industry and business captains of the United States of America call on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on Oct 30, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Washington, July 12 (IANS) Sampat Shivangi, an Indian-American physician, has been appointed as a delegate to Republican National Convention (RNC) next month that would formally nominate President Donald Trump as its candidate for November’s election, a media report said.

This is the fifth consecutive time Shivangi has been appointed a delegate to the Republican National Convention, India-West news reported on Saturday citing an official statement as saying.

The convention will be held from August 24-27 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Shivangi, national president of the Indian-American Forum for Political Education and a long-time Republican leader, said: “This convention and the upcoming presidential election is going to be historic for our nation, possibly for India and to the whole world.

“I am glad that I can contribute a little, to my beliefs in nation building. I am possibly the only Indian-American to be part of RNC delegation five times in a row.”

The physician added that the first RNC delegation that he was part of was in 2004 to nominate President George W. Bush in New York City, India-West news reported.

The second time was in 2008 to nominate John McCain in Minneapolis, Minnesota; then in 2012 to nominate Governor Mitt Romney at Tampa, Florida; and in 2016 to nominate and elect President Trump in Cleveland, Ohio.


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