Asian American Republic Alliance had a grand launch

The Asian American Republican Alliance had a grand launch with an inaugural dinner featuring Candidate for US Senate Rik Mehta on September 30th 2020 at Royal Albert Palace in NJ.

Among the distinguished guests were NJGOP Chair Doug Steinhardt, NJ State Senator Sam Thompson, MCRO Chair Lucille Panos, Candidate for NJ’s 6th Congressional District, Christian Onuoha, Sayreville GOP Chair Arthur J. Rittenhouse Jr. and others.

The speakers included US Senate Candidate Rik Mehta, Chairman Doug Steinhardt, MCRO Chair Lucille Panos, Dr. Vishal Dhaduk who came in specially for the inaugural from Scranton PA, Padmashri Dr. Sudhir Parikh and Asian American Republican Alliance (AARA) Founder & Chairman Sridhar Chillara.

AARA Chairman Sridhar Chillara spoke of the importance of being involved in the political process for Asian Americans was especially emphasized and the fact the Republican Party has actually been more receptive of Asian Americans such as Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal and now Rik Mehta in New Jersey.

Asian Americans, He spoke about how the numbers can make a difference in a state like New Jersey towards tilting it away from being a solid Blue state. Mr. Chillara invited Asian Americans to stop shying away from the political process and register to vote and to join the Republican Party which closely aligns towards the traditional conservative values of many Asian Americans.

NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt assured his support to all Republican Candidates up and down the ballot with special emphasis on the Congressional seats they hope to flip this year in New Jersey.

MCRO Chairwoman Lucille Panos talked of how she was once a democrat and has now walked away once she realized what the Democrat party really stood for.

Dr Dhaduk gave a rousing speech on how Democrats are encouraging the creation of a welfare state and tearing down traditional American values such as hard work and self-reliance.

Other speakers included Gautam Patel who rendered Hindi poetry on the demolition of democracy and liberty by the Democrats.

AARA national directors Praveen Thadkamalla, Pavan Kuchana, Krishna Vemuri, Piyush Patel and Hari Eppanapally were also present. NJ state Directors Dharmesh Patel, Atul Vadodaria, Nimish Patel, Bharat Rana, Saurabh Gupta, Samir Raval, Media committee chair & Arun Kumar- Political committee chair were also present.

Jesal Amin and Brajesh singh who are respectively campaigning to be mayors in East Brunswick and Piscataway made their campaign pitches.

AARA NJ State President and Somerset County GOP 2nd Vice-Chair Ravi Kolla spoke about supporting all Republican candidates and party affiliation forms and voter registration forms and thanked all the supporters of the event. Finally a vote of thanks was given by AARA NJ State Director and Middlesex Country chair for AARA, Dharmesh Patel.

The event concluded with a hot dinner enjoyed by all the guests. Special Thanks to the many media CEOs & friends who covered this event – Gulte, Mana TV, Mana TV International, TV Asia, TV5, India Life, India Eye, The South Asian Insider, Zee TV, Radio Zindagi.

The event was compered by Nimish Patel and Samir Rawal. For people who want to join or know more about Asian American Republican Alliance (AARA), please visit the website at or email at

Press release by: Indian Clicks, LLC

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