In 2014, Aruna Miller attended a private Overseas Friends of BJP reception hosted by Sudhir Sekhsaria and Gurpreet Thakar*. The occasion was to welcome and promote the agenda of Vijay Jolly, the BJP Foreign Affairs Minister. This is the event where Aruna Miller was reported to have said “The last time I was at the Madison Square Garden in New York I think I saw a rock show. Now there’s going to be a new rock star there on September 28, Prime Minister Modi”
Since she made that statement, the hosts and their families have donated over $50K to her various campaigns, over $33,000 of these donations are recent (between 2020-2021).
*While Dr. Sekhsaria has ties with other Hindutva events, this is the only event linked to Dr. Thakar.