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Dear Krishna Reddy I commend you for the courage of conviction you have demonstrated contesting in this Karnataka election. And I wish you the best. and quick recovery from the effects of the Hunger strike.I think your Moulyagraha concept is brilliant in getting attention as a fresh face and getting your message across. I like the word .. Mahatma Gandhi"s Satyagraha was the right slogan pre -1947 and I think. Moulygraha is very appropriate now although 60 years late. Better late than never, as they say. I am pleased that you are getting support from the IT professionals. Since I cannot vote as an NRI, I have already started canvassing with my friends and relatives to vote for our friend Krishna Reddy. I was surprised and disappointed to learn that some of them, though living in Jayanagar 1st and 2nd blocks, can not vote for you either, because of jurisdictional reasons. They come under Chikkapete constituency! I take this opportunity to answer the two that have commented before me, Messrs. . I believe both of them will appreciate your candidacy better and likely become converts once they get to know you better and learn at least about how and why you founded the Vikranta Karnataka weekly and its impact on Karnataka.. Knowing you in San Jose, CA, I suspect you have already attempted to reach out to them. Next, I would like to remind the two gentlemen that, NRIs have and can serve India very effectively from the distance. The history of India"s independence itself is testimony to that fact. Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, V.K.Krishna Menon etc, all honed their political and leadership skills as NRIs! I personally knew several members of the in San Francisco that fought for India"s independence, long before the residents in India did . Many of the GADARITES paid dearly for that but helped draw world attention to India"s plight under the British. How many can match Swamy Vivekananda"s work as an NRI ? Personally, over the past 44 years, as an NRI, I believe I have served India better than I could have, had I lived anywhere in India. Just a few examples: During the Bangladesh war, I helped raise public awareness. Americans did know India that well then and Bangladesh, not at all. I received a $500.00 personal donation from the US Ambassador himself! I had luckily cultivated his friendship shortly after arriving in the US . I was one of the seven founders of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) that has greatly helped enhance the mage of India/Bengaluru, for its IT prowess. I invite Messrs DJ & Narayana to visit our Silicon Valley NRI community and experiencefirsthand the living glory of Kannada, Karnataka & Hindusthani Sangeetha, Bharata Natya and the success of Kanadigas, all that indirectly benefit Karnataka and India. Records reflect my and other Kannadiga NRI"s leadership roles in all of that and more. I have watched Sri.. mature in this environment which I believe will help him serve Karnataka well. Please help him get elected. Thank you.