Washington, September 11
Democratic Party members have launched a musical video remix of well-liked ‘Chale chalo’ tune from the Bollywood film, ‘Lagaan’, to woo Indian-American voters forward of the US presidential election.
In the November three election, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his Indian-American operating mate Kamala Harris will problem incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
“Chale chalo, chale chalo, Biden ko vote do, Biden ki jeet ho, unki haar haan,” says the lyrics of the tune sung by Silicon Valley-based Bollywood singer Titli Banerjee and launched by entrepreneur couple Ajay and Vinita Bhutoria.
“It is a war-fighting tune, drawing from the power of Indian celebrations, inspiring our neighborhood to awaken and vote for Biden-Harris in November,” Bhutoria mentioned after the video was launched on numerous social media platforms on Thursday.
This is the second nationwide Indian-American outreach video that the couple has produced to unite all South-Asians and other people of Indian-origin to assist Biden and Harris. Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mom, Harris is the primary Indian-American and first Black girl to be picked by a significant American political social gathering for the highest put up.
“South Asians for Biden is thrilled to serve as a partner on this important video, which encourages Indian-Americans to vote for Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris,” mentioned Neha Dewan, National Director of South Asians for Biden.
“The stakes of this upcoming presidential election could not be higher for the Indian-American community, which is why our diverse community is united behind the Biden-Harris ticket. It is absolutely crucial that we make a show of force of our voting strength. The South Asian community can be the crucial margin of victory this November,” she mentioned.
Titli Banerjee mentioned getting the correct message throughout throughout elections by means of music has been a long-held custom in India.
“I’m glad that I used to be capable of contribute by means of my voice in recreating that have and hope that the message to exit and vote for the way forward for America reaches all Indian-Americans,” she mentioned.
Referring to the video, Bhutoria, who can also be on the National AAPI Leadership Council and the National Finance committee for Biden for President 2020, mentioned it presents the range of individuals in American neighborhood impressed by Biden’s imaginative and prescient of hope and alter.
“We come from all ages, locations and professions, however we’re united in our ardour for a candidate who represents our frequent values,” he mentioned.
There is an estimated 4 million Indian-American inhabitants of which about 2.5 million are potential voters within the November 2020 presidential election. There are over six million South Asian voters and 1.three million Indian-American voters in key battleground states, together with Texas, Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania.
Bhutoria claimed that over 80 per cent of the South Asians are supporting the Biden-Harris ticket.
“We believe that we (South Asians) can help power Vice President Biden and Senator Harris to victory,” he asserted.
The video outreach is supported by South Asians for Biden, Impact Fund, They SeeBlue, Indians for Biden National management council and several other different South Asian organisations. It will even be shared by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) for the Biden workforce, based on a media assertion.
The video was created by Ritesh of Awesome TV.
“We wanted to make it simple, memorable, inspirational and awesome,” he mentioned. PTI