I saw today that while most news media has ignored Ranjit “Ricky” Gill’s full name in reference to him, the News India Times used his full name in their story talking about how he was the third Indian-American to get an invite to address the Republican party’s national convention.
This comes a week after I received comments against my suggestion he uses his full name—my response is still, use your name, be proud of your heritage and where you come from, and to stop pandering for votes.
With that said, I checked in with a site I enjoy reading which is the American Turban which offers a nice discussion about the Sikh American experience; they have a story about Mr. Gill heading to Florida for the convention. As my friend Rupinder Mohan Singh states beautifully, it will be interesting to see which “underrepresented” communities Gill will speak about at the Convention.
The American Turban also have an interesting photograph posted via the NRIPress.com website which offers more information that somewhat disturbing.
Here is the picture, notice they have misspelled Ricky and called him”Ricki”.
Looking on the NRI Press website further, there are some pretty concerning questions that need to be addressed.
The site states Mr. Gill is proud of his “Indian Heritage”, but recent events as stated by Rupinder Mohan Singh suggest otherwise and that he is hiding his Indian Heritage for votes. I am sure Mr. Gill is proud, the point is he is hiding it. Ultimately, it appears he changes his stripes depending on the audience he’s soliciting money from.
While I understand going out of District for fundraising is becoming a normal thing, but this event with Dalip Singh Sethi was in Riverside, CA. It states Mr. Sethi has been the sole turbaned dealer for General Motors in the entire United States. Mr. Sethi gives one-tenth of his income each year to enhancing the well being of his community. In 2001, he started Riverside-based “Perfect Attendance Program” awards twenty scholarships, a dozen brand-new Chevrolet cars, and twenty cutting-edge computers to local schools every year.
Much like Mr. Gill taking money from Southern California interests on the peripheral canal, I’d like to know who he is planning to represent since the 11th District is up in Northern California—not Riverside. What quid pro quo is suggested there?
He also says on the website, “Congress and the federal government can help ensure that investment in agriculture increases and that our agriculture products find markets overseas.”·
That is either corporate welfare or “picking winners and losers” which is a term they liked to throw at Solyndra and Jerry McNerney. More hypocrisy by Ranjit Gill!
Finally, it states that he said that he is proud to be an Indian origin. NRI have great family values, believe in hard working and in education. He always respect and have been indispensable in his journey.
See above, this appears not to be the case depending on his audience.
As more of this Ranjit “Ricky” Gill web continues to come undone, I don’t like what I see from this kid as he is playing to his audience and not being consistent with his message.