Indian-American business leaders back Christie

Gov.  Chris Christie today was endorsed by 23 Indian American business organization leaders and individual businesses.  Christie made the announcement at a stop in Iselin on Day One of his 7-day, statewide bus tour.

“Governor Christie has been a true friend to New Jersey’s Indian American community, and has fought for an agenda that moves our communities forward through job growth, expanded opportunity, and investment in our children’s education and our colleges and universities,” Chandrakant Patel, Chairman of the Indian Business Association, said in a release announcing the endorsement.

The Association cited the tax cap, school funding and $2.3 billion in small-business tax relief as reasons for backing Christie’s re-election.

Below is a list of those endorsing Christie:

Indian American Business Organization Leaders:
Chandrakant Patel, Indian Business Association, Chairman
Kapil Shah, Indian Business Association, President
Bipin Patel, Asian American Retailers Association, Chairman
Dhiren Amin, Indian Business Association, Executive Vice-President
Dilip Patel, Asian American Retailers Association, Vice Chairman
Mahesh Shah, Indian Business Association, Vice Chairman
Jesel Amin, Indian Business Association, Vice Chairman
Raj Bhagia, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Former Board member
Niranjan Rao, Central Jersey Surgical Specialty, Past President- NJ State Medical Society
K.D. Patel, National Indo Cooperative Enterprises, President
Rohit Patel, BAPS, Trustee
Nandu Belaga, Guruvaayoorappan, Temple President
Individual Indian American Business Owners:
H. R. Shah, TV Asia, Owner
Sandee Patel, Chowpatty Restaurant, Owner
Ketan Shah, Quality Auto, Owner
Prajul Patel, Shahil, Owner
Iqubal Virani, Virani Jewellers, Owner
Praful Vaid, Nina Jewellers, Owner
Tulsi Patel, Patel Brothers, Owner
Sunny Patel, Sunny’s Liqours, Owner
Harshae Patel, Patel Video, Owner
Jayesh Saraya, Sangeet, Owner
Jitu Gadoya, Kiran Sarees, Owner

Indian-American business leaders back Christie