Republic leader Kevin Yoder said, Sunayana Dumala, wife of Srinivas Kochibhotla, the Hyderabad engineer who was shot dead last year in kansas, is on the guest list.
Mr. Yoder tweeted, “Each year, I have the privilege of inviting one guest to attend the president’s State of the Union address. This year, I have invited Sunayana Dumala, widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, the Indian immigrant who was tragically killed in the hate crime shooting last year at in Olathe.”
This step will not only assure the Indian community but also send a strong message about the support from elected representatives and administration toward the Indian community in the US, said Brijpal Singh, chairman of the India Association of Kansas City. The Indian-American community has appreciated the invitation to Ms. Dumala.