Indian-origin German citizen, Gurdeep Singh Randhawa has been appointed to the Thuringia state Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party presidium in Germany. Randhawa has been an active member of the CDU and has served in the party for several years now. Earlier in August, Gurdeep Singh Randhawa was elected as the first representative of the Indian community in Germany. It is the first time that an Indian-origin German national has been appointed to a state presidium in Germany by the CDU.
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As a representative of the Indian community, Randhawa’s work was to make the concerns of the Indian community heard. His task was also to encourage Indians to become politically active. Randhawa continues to have business ties with India and is also involved in humanitarian work, especially for the rights of Sikhs and the people of Punjab.
About the Christian Democratic Union:
The Christian Democratic Union of Germany is a Christian-democratic and liberal-conservative political party in Germany. It is the major catch-all party of the centre-right in German politics. The CDU’s policies derive from political Catholicism, Catholic social teaching and political Protestantism as well as economic liberalism and national conservatism. The party has adopted more liberal economic policies since Helmut Kohl’s term in office as the Chancellor of Germany (1982–1998).
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Christian Democratic Union Founder: Konrad Adenauer;
- Christian Democratic Union Founded: 26 June 1945, Berlin, Germany;
- Christian Democratic Union Headquarters: Berlin, Germany.