Indian-American Akshay Desai has been roped in by Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney for reaching out to the Asian American community ahead of the crucial November 6 United States presidential elections.
Florida-based Desai, CEO of Universal Healthcare, has been made one of the seven national co-chairs of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney community.
"I am pleased and honoured to serve as a national co-chair for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney," Desai said.
"As a businessman, I know all too well what it takes to make it in the private sector. When I hear President Obama tell small business people that somebody else made their
success happen, I know that he is not cut out to turn around our economy," he said.
"Mitt Romney is the change we so desperately need, and I look forward to having him in the White House," Desai said.
Praising the community members for their contribution to the American society, Romney said, "Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have wonderful cultures that enrich all of America."
"For generations, members of this community have contributed to our country, started new businesses and invented new products, and served with honour and distinction in the fight to protect freedom all around the world. I am honoured to have the support of such great Asian Americans, and look forward to working with them to get our country on the right track again," he said.