America’s first Hindu MP, Tulsi Gabbard, will take a two-week break from her election campaign to participate in military exercises to be held in Indonesia. Tulsi, who is a candidate for the presidential election from the opposition Democratic Party, said on Monday, ‘I am excited to participate in the military exercise to be held in Indonesia. The exercise focuses on counterterrorism and disaster management. ‘ Gabbard has twice served in West Asia under the US Army Reserve Force National Guard. Between 2004 and 2005, he served in Iraq. Subsequently, from 2008 to 2009, he worked with the army there in Kuwait. He also took a two-week leave in 2017 to participate in military exercises.
This time she is taking leave at a time when the campaign for the presidential election in 2020 is gaining momentum. In this election, more than 20 leaders are in the race to become Democratic candidates to contest President Donald Trump. On leaving the campaign, Gabbard said, ‘I love my country. I look forward to serving the country anyhow. I don’t know how it will affect my campaign. ‘ It may be noted that even after performing well in the second primary debate, Gabbard has not been able to muster enough support for the third debate. According to a report, he has the support of only one percent of people.