WASHINGTON, US: Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has been chosen as the Vice Presidential candidate by Democratic party presidential nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 US Presidential race.
Biden named Harris, thus helping in making history by naming the first black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket.
The 55-year-old Kamala is the Senator from California. Her father Donald Harris is an African from Jamaica and her mother is an Indian named Shyamala Gopalan Harris.
Harris was part of the preliminary presidential race but opted out.
Indian Americans lauded Biden's decision to choose an Indian origin politician as his running mate.
M R Rangaswami, an eminent Indian-American and the founder of Indiaspora, praised this decision.
IMPACT, the leading Indian-American advocacy group and PAC, said that it will raise USD 10 million for Biden's campaign.
Kamala Harris's focus has been on better pay for teachers, gun control, equal rights, immigration rights and women's right to access safe healthcare.
President Donald Trump reacted to Biden's decision by saying that Harris is the "most terrible person from the Senate" and that he is surprised.
Lending his voice to women and minorities, Biden said that he will choose a woman as his running mate during this presidential elections.