Another Indian-American will run for president in 2024
Hirsh Vardhan Singh, an aerospace engineer, and Indian-American, has announced his bid for the Republican nomination in the 2024 US presidential race. In a video message posted on Twitter, Singh introduced himself as a lifelong Republican and a pro-life conservative who played a role in restoring the conservative wing of New Jersey’s Republican Party starting in 2017. This is his fourth attempt at running for public office, having previously run unsuccessfully for the US Senate in 2020.
In his message, Singh highlighted what he perceives as significant threats faced by Americans, including corruption in big tech and big pharma, as well as attacks on family values, parental rights, and open debate. He criticized the collaboration between the government and pharmaceutical companies to promote experimental vaccines and also voiced concerns about Big Tech’s invasion of privacy and censorship of political and differing viewpoints.
While Singh praised former President Donald Trump as the “greatest president of my lifetime,” he emphasized that America needs more than just Trump. He positioned himself as a pure conservative candidate, claiming that he never yielded to Covid vaccinations, and referenced a remark from New Jersey’s Democrat Senate President, who labeled him as “Trump on steroids.”
Singh joins a crowded list of Republican candidates vying for the presidential nomination, which includes Trump, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, Chris Christie, Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence, Tim Scott, and Ryan Binkley. According to a recent Morning Consult poll, Trump has the highest support among voters, followed by DeSantis, Ramaswamy, Pence, and Scott.
Born to Indian immigrant parents, Hirsh Vardhan Singh holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He entered New Jersey politics in 2017 when he ran for Governor and finished third in the race, obtaining only 9.8 percent of the vote share. He has also been recognized as an Aviation Ambassador by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2003.