3 NRIs in election fray in Whittlesea, Australia

nrisUndeterred by the fact that the Whittlesea city council has never elected an Indian, Lakhwinder Singh Dhillon, Gurinder Kaur and Judgebir Singh are campaigning in Whittlesea where Indians form the 5th largest chunk in a population of 154,900.

Dhillon is a taxi driver who famously returned $110,000 left behind in his cab. He was honoured by the Melbourne City Council for this act of honesty.

Kaur who works with the Australian government hails from Amritsar as was Dhillon, She does volunteer work through her membership with the Brotherhood of Saint Laurence and Flying Sikhs of Australia. Singh a businessman also is associated with volunteer work and is associated with the Oorja Foundation, Aurora Community Association and the Darebin Chargers Cricket Club.

All three believe in door-to-door campaigning, and use social media to woo voters.

Local issues dominate their campaign such as traffic congestion, growing crime and, inadequate schools, insufficient public parks, and sports infrastructure.