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Indian-American urologist Anil Kumar hopes Clinton magic will help him enter US Congress

An Indian-American doctor Anil Singh

Detroit, Oct 27 (UITV)- An Indian-American doctor Anil Singh, who specialized in robotic surgery, has expressed hope that Democratic Party’s presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s surging popularity will help him enter the US House of Representatives by winning a traditionally Republican seat in the suburb of Detroit.

Armed with the popular support from the entire South Asian base, Mumbai-born doctor is trying his luck to enter Congress for the second time after he was eliminated in the primaries in his first attempt in 2014.

Dr Kumar made Detroit his home after he landed in the US in 1984 following his departure from Mumbai. He earned his medical degree from Mumbai. The 11th Congressional District of Michigan has some 400,000 voters, out of which Indian Americans account for some 20,000 and then there are 4,000 Pakistani Americans who have thrown their weight to him.

“It’s a tight race. And with Clinton’s popularity gaining ground, my chances have become better,” Dr Kumar said.

Dr Kumar said, if elected, he would work towards improving relationship between India and the US. “A larger and between representation Indian Americans in the Congress would help strengthening the bond of India-US relationship,” he said.

Dr Kumar is running an effective campaign with a big team of 250 volunteers, 60 interns and several paid staff working from five offices spread over his sprawling constituency located in the northwest of Detroit.