Harmeet Dhillon is running for the post of chairman of the Republican National Committee
Accused of being targeted for being a Sikh
RNC presidential election to be held on January 27
washingtonIndian-American attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who is running for the post of Republican National Committee President Election, has alleged that some of the party’s opposition to him is because of his Sikhism. Politicians are targeting them. Dhillon said that she will not give up and will continue in the race for the top post. Dhillon (54), a former co-chair of the California Republican Party, is facing a challenge from influential leader and RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel for the post.
Dhillon said on Twitter on Monday that attacks on him because of his religion will not deter him or his team from bringing positive change at the RNC, including new standards of accountability, transparency, integrity and decency. Dhillon said that he received several threatening tweets on Monday. He said, “Threats are being received today. A supporter of Ronna replied to my message about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and threatened me with consequences if I didn’t stop sending “annoying” messages to voters (no one on my team has The member has not been asked to send a message).
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Election for the post of president will be held on January 27
He tweeted on his verified Twitter account ‘Punjaban’, “Another person on my team received a threatening call from an RNC consultant for questioning the top donors to the RNC. The message was sent that if my supporters are not silent, they will not work for the campaign or the RNC. The ‘Politico’ newspaper said in a report last week that opponents have raised concerns about Dhillon’s Sikhism, which has upset some members of the committee.
Dhillon told Politico, “It is sad to learn that some members of the RNC have questioned my suitability to run the RNC by using my Sikhism as a weapon against me.” McDaniel has condemned such attacks on the basis of religion.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 18, 2023, 11:52 IST