29 March 2013

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Hi India PAC NIAPPI US Group Organizers who met Narendra Modi sought $16000 Seat

Hi India PAC NIAPPI US Group Organizers who met Narendra Modi sought $16000 Seat

Few days back US delegation met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and they invited Modi to US.

The trip was sponsored by a political action committee (PAC), the National Indian American Public Policy Institute (NIAPPI) founded by Shalabh Kumar, a Chicago businessman.

The politicians leading the delegation are

Marlin Stutzman

Cyntia Wiederspahn

Cathy Rodgers

Aaron Schock

The team met Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi
And they will meet Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal.

The trip was not cheap by any standard.

A 7 star seat which included stay in a 7 star hotel

private air charter within India

private flights to Tirupathi, Jaipur

Ranthambore tiger reserve and Rambhag Palace

cost $ 16,000 per person

$ 29,000 per couple

It is not known if the US Congressmen will pay for the hospitality because they are governed by strict rules regarding accepting gifts and sponsored trips.

According to an invitation circulated by NIAPPI, it said that
the delegation would spend, on March 28, as guests of the Gujarat government and attend a dinner hosted by chief minister Narendra Modi.
This would be followed by a visit to ‘Gandhi Smarak’,
a stay at the Lake Palace in Udaipur,
a visit to Karnataka as guest of the state government,
a visit to the Taj Mahal,
the tiger reserve at Ranthambore,
a night at the Rambhag Palace,
 a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar
and a dinner hosted by Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal.
 A ‘Bollywood Extravaganza’ has also been included for the guests.

At the press conference, Shalabh Kumar, who hosted the event, said he was aware of the rules restricting  American lawmakers from the acceptance of gifts and sponsored trips.

Shalabh Kumar is know as Shalli Kumar also.

He founded 3 PACs
Indian Americans for Freedom (IAF)
In October 2012 he said in an interview that PAC which he founded, Indian Americans for Freedom planned to spend $ 500,000 in the eighth district race.

On August 17, 2012, the National Indian American Coalition(NIAC), another PAC founded by Kumar.

On 9/9/2012, Kumar sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission seeking the termination of  NIAC.

And In December 2012 the Federal Election Commission sent a letter to Kumar saying that the commission has accepted the termination.

Hi India also reported that According to the State of Illinois,
National Indian American Public Policy Corp and the National Indian American PAC have the same office bearers.
They are –
Shalli Kumar

Shri Chandok

Manny Sharma

Prem Lalvani

Dayal Meshri

Brij Sharma

Raj Tiwari

M Anirudhan

Bhailal Patel

Alka Tyle

Jayshree Patel

Namrita Nelson

Vikram Aditya Kumar

Pooja Kumar

Durga Agarwal

Majority times all US and European Delegate trips are sponsored by the groups supported by the supporting groups and political leaders they come to sign contracts which benefit to the rich people of both countries including politicians.

Photo –
Advertisement of the trip organized by an Indian American political action committee.
Source - hiindia.us

Source – Hi India USA

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