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Startup From Food Stall… Will Now Contest Elections In America, Know Who Is This Indian Woman?

On October 2 of last year, 30-year-old Bhavini Patel declared that she will run in the elections. She plans to run for office from Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Feb 10, 2024 07:40 IST
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Indian-born American citizen Bhavini Patel will now attempt her luck in the elections. She intends to run in the election for the US Parliament’s lower house, the House of Representatives.

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Who Is Bhavini Patel?

As an Oxford University graduate, Bhavini Patel found this path to be quite challenging. ‘India on Wheels’ was the name of the food van he used to support his mother. He then launched a tech firm as well.

On October 2 of last year, 30-year-old Bhavini Patel declared that she will run in the elections. She plans to run for office from Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. The MP from this area at the moment is Summer Lee of the Democratic Party. The popularity of Summer Lee has declined.

Summer Lee is one of the few Members of Parliament who did not attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s June 2018 speech to the US Congress. Pennsylvania’s primary elections are scheduled for April 23 of this year. 3.10 lakh dollars have been raised by Bhavini Patel for this election. Seventy percent of this sum, he says, has come from within the state.

It could be advantageous for Bhavini Patel that Summer Lee’s popularity is waning. He claimed that a large number of labor unions had backed him. He also has the backing of a sizable populace in addition to this. In addition to this, Bhavini Patel is backed by roughly thirty-three elected officials. These comprise council members and mayors of smaller cities.

In an interview with the news agency PTI, he said he had knocked on doors and struck up conversations with people. People are enthusiastic about our campaign as well, which aims to put Pennsylvania on the path of progress. He claimed that there are numerous problems that the locals must find solutions for.

US President Joe Biden has the steadfast support of Bhavini Patel. Biden, in her opinion, is the most progressive president in history.

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First published on: Feb 10, 2024 07:40 AM IST

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