Want To See More Indian Faces In U.S. Government: Says Indo-U.S Politician

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 11:41 Hrs
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New York: Raj Mukherji, a rising young Indian-American political figure who won an election to the New Jersey State Legislature, wants to see more people from the community getting involved in the U.S. government.

"I would love to see the immigrant community, especially including the South Asian diaspora and the Indian diaspora get more involved in public life," 29-year-old Mukherji told PTI in an interview.

He said Indian-American and the South Asian diaspora have made tremendous contributions to improving New Jersey and the U.S. in every aspect, including politics and government.

"But I think given our numbers, we should be more prolific. There should be more Indian faces. I should not be the second Indo-American legislator in state history. There should be half a dozen and I look forward to the day when that is true," Mukherji said.

Earlier this month, Mukherji won the election to the 33 Legislative District in the New Jersey State Legislature, becoming one of the youngest people to do so.

A first-time Democratic nominee, Mukherji is a former Jersey City Deputy Mayor and would represent the 33 Legislative District, which covers Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and parts of Jersey City.

A son of Indian-American immigrants, Mukherji has had a stellar rise in the political arena in his young career but says there is still a lot that he needs to accomplish.

Source: PTI
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