Politcal commentary about Roger Chugh


Rajesh Chugh is first Indian assistant secretary of state
By PRIYA MALHOTRA
Februrary 1, 2002

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McGreevey .. has even traveled to India and made speeches at gurdwaras.

“He is almost like a naturalized citizen of India,” said Chugh, who has known the governor for five years and accompanied him on his visit to India in 2000.

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Roger Chugh appointed asst secy of state in New Jersey

By SUJEET RAJAN
Monday, January 21, 2002

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Chugh’s appointment makes him the third most powerful official in New Jersey after Governor Jim McGreevey and Secretary of State Regina Thomas. Chugh, a Democrat who is also the chairperson of the Asian American Political Awareness group, will handle a $ 1.8 billion budget and have 2,000 people working under him.

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NJ State Official Made False Claims on Web Site
By VARUN ARORA
April 4, 2002

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Reached at his office earlier by the Star-Ledger, Chugh offered this explanation for some of the inaccuracies: "There were some spelling mistakes that were made, so we are correcting them."

"Like you need to change your clothes every day, that site needs to get changed," said Chugh, who served as McGreevey's liaison to the state's Indian American community during the campaign and now handles ethnic programs for the state. "When the Web site comes up you will read it, you will see."

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Political Showtime
By Lavina Melwani
October 2000

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Roger Chugh, who is a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for Asian Affairs, ... hails from New Delhi, owns a printing press and several Dunkin' Donut franchises

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Incorrect claims about role lands Indian American leader in controversy
By Suleman Din in New York
March 30, 2002

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On January 17, a press statement topped with the official letterhead of McGreevey's office was faxed to Indian newspapers, stating that Chugh was named Assistant Secretary of the State.

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Roger Chugh controversy: NJ governor seeks details of fax
By Suleman Din in New York
April 2, 2002

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In a strange twist to the 'Roger ' Rajesh Chugh political scandal, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey's office called rediff.com, Monday afternoon, requesting a copy of the
fax statement that was supposedly sent out by McGreevey's office on January 17, 2002.

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The tangled web(site) that Roger Chugh wove
By Suleman Din
April 4, 2002

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Critics of the McGreevey administration asked why the January 17 release was only sent to a few Indian American news organizations in New York and New Jersey, and not to mainstream publications.

"We would have to question why he didn't send this press release to members of the New Jersey press corps,' said Assembly Republican Leader Paul DiGaetano in a statement.

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