Congressman Tom Suozzi joins India Caucus

The Congressman pledged to work towards strengthening US-India Ties and increasing the membership of the Caucus.

Congressman Suozzi pledged to join the Caucus during an event organized by the Indian American Voters Forum. / Courtesy Photo

Congressman Tom Suozzi (D - Long Island, Queens) has joined the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, a bipartisan coalition of American lawmakers that is committed to fostering the interests of the Indian American community and improving the relationship between the United States and India.

This comes after the Congressman pledged to join the Caucus during an event hosted by the Indian American Voters Forum and Consul General of India in New York, Binaya Pradhan. The Consul General addressed Suozzi as a “Friend of India” during the event and welcomed his membership. 

After joining the Caucus, Suozzi said in a statement, “I believe that the challenges and opportunities facing the world in this century require that the United States and India join hands and lead together. I also believe that the US-India relationship will be our most defining partnership of the 21st century, which will shape the lives, dreams, and destinies of the people of our two nations. Therefore, I am proud to have joined the India Caucus.”

In response to Consul General Pradhan's request, Varinder Bhalla—chairman of the Indian American Voters Forum—assembled a group of prominent Indian Americans to work on expanding the India Caucus. The Caucus Membership Drive Committee, with Bhalla as chairman and Congressman Suozzi as patron, includes Dr. Dattatreyudu Nori, Dr. Sudhir Parikh, Dr. Thomas Abraham, Dr. Sunil Mehra, Hussain Baqueri, Rajeev Bhambri, Ratna Bhalla, Gobind Munjal, Gunjan Rastogi, Sudhir Vaishnav, and Dev Vishwanath.

Suozzi expressed his unwavering commitment to the committee's mission and consented to engage with his congressional colleagues in an effort to persuade them to join the India Caucus during a conversation with chairman Bhalla. 









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