Krishna Bansal getting big response for Nov fight

Krishna Bansal (center) flanked by Sohan Joshi and Vandana Jhingan
Krishna Bansal (center) flanked by Sohan Joshi and Vandana Jhingan

CHICAGO: Krishna Bansal, an Indian American community activist in Chicagoland, sought an elective position at Naperville school board to address some of the issues that typically were faced by members of his own community at schools in the area.

He got narrowly defeated because of a little indifference on the part of the community members who later realized that it is important to have an effective representation at the different layers of the government to address the problems that they face. They then decided to goad Krishna to get into the Illinois state legislature as the Republican Party blessed his candidacy from Illinois House District 84 for the November elections.

Krishna Bansal agreed and is in the fray playing Krishna Bansi in his door to door campaign touch basing with not only Indian Americans but even the main stream American voters. His simplicity and honesty of purpose have been a hallmark of his campaign attracting many a voter to his side. His candidacy has been blessed among others by three US Congressmen from Illinois – Peter Roskam, Randy Hultgren and Aaron Shock – Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and the director of National Federation of Republican women, Ms Patricia Fee.

“The response that I get is really overwhelming and I am optimistic that I will have the honor to be the first Asian American to go to Springfield as Representative,” he told members of Indian media at a press conference held at a Gandhi Marg restaurant on Devon Avenue in Chicago. Present with him were Sohan Joshi, president of National Federation of Indian Americans and Vandana Jhingan, often described as Jhansi Ki Rani of Chicagoland.

With an MBA besides PhD in international finance and multiple technology certifications under his belt, Krishna founded technology ventures Q1 and Tech Vega. His social activism has got him associated as Executive Member of Naperville Chambers of Commerce, Chainman Indian American Outreach Board City of Aurora and Chairman Indian American Outreach Naperville Mayor, Office among others.

In a talk to the media representatives, he outlined his position on some of the burning issues faced by Illinois State. He said that the current huge budgetary deficit faced by the State reflected gross financial mismanagement and needs to be addressed immediately and effectively. He was one for balanced budget and suggested that huge savings can occur by cutting down wasteful expenditure, including overhauling the Medicaid system.

The State should create business friendly atmosphere and attract lot of business from outside. The trend now is that the businessmen and professionals prefer leaving the State because of higher tax burden an unfriendly business environment. Jobs are most important for generating revenue for the State. He was for rolling back the hike in income tax phasing out over the years. He was for pension reform replacing the present antiquated system.

Friends of Krishna Bansal have rallied behind him and they have announced hosting a Dinner Reception to broadbase support. The event is scheduled on Monday September 22 at Ashyana Banquet in Downers Grove. Besides, the Campaign Organization has set up various sub committees for marketing, finance, e-Campaign among others. Top brass Republican leaders are also expected to come down to extend their support to Krishna. Among them is Bobby Jindal Governor Louisiana and a potential Republican candidate for President in 2016.

Ramesh Soparawala
India Post News Service

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