Sikh Candidate Runs for Senate in IL

November 7, 2003

Source: India West

On November 7, 2003 India West reported that Chirinjeev Kathuria, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Illinois, has filed a multi-million dollar defamation suit against the Chicago Tribune. A recent article in the Tribune accused the Sikh candidate of embellishing his resume with claims of success as an international business tycoon. "Kathuria may well have a strong case, considering that the Tribune's story, barring a sensational headline -- 'Senate candidate too good to be true: Dazzling resume doesn't all add up' - did not have any dramatic details that substantiated it. 'Under close scrutiny,' the Tribune story alleges, 'many of Kathuria's claims don't hold up. 'Further editorializing, the report says, 'Instead of an eye for business development, he has a gift for self-promotion and a record of corporate flops and non-starters.' The 36-year-old doctor, who has an M.D. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Stanford, denies that his resume has been embellished."