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    Kamala Harris gets V-P nod, India celebrates on Twitter! Mahindra says she 'epitomises' the ideal world, PeeCee calls it a proud moment

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    Harris getting the V-P nod saw a flurry of tweets.

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    Kamala Harris's VP nod won approval from Priyanka Chopra and Anand Mahindra.
    NEW DELHI: Tuesday was a historical day when Democratic party presidential nominee Joe Biden named California Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential pick. Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Harris becomes the first Black woman and first Asian-American of Indian descent to get nominated for the crucial role of a major US party.

    Back home in India, the 55-year-old Democratic Party member's nomination stirred social media. Well-known business tycoons and celebrities in India, and those in the US, congratulated and celebrated Harris on Twitter.

    Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Wednesday said that while Indian communities are celebrating, having appropriated Harris as ‘our own’, it is important to see beyond that. "We should recognise that Kamala Harris isn’t just of Indian descent. She epitomises what the world should be — border-less and interracial," he wrote on Twitter.

    ​Anand Mahindra's tweet calling Harris the epitome of border-less and  interracial.Agencies
    Anand Mahindra's tweet calling Harris the epitome of border-less and interracial.

    Former PepsiCo Chairman & CEO Indra Nooyi also shared her excitement on Twitter. She informed that she has had the privilege to get to know Kamala personally, and finds her to be brilliant, loving and committed to building America's future. "This is a great choice for our country," she added.


    Ever since her nomination, Harris became one of the top trends on Twitter. The Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma posed a question for his 385K followers - "Is Kamla Harris a black woman?".

    Shamir Karkal, the co-founder and CEO of Sila and co-founder of Simple, replied saying she is as black as she is Indian.


    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the Executive Chairperson of Biocon Limited, shared an image of Harris with her family. The picture shows Harris's sister Maya, grandmother Rajam Gopalan, grandfather PV Gopalan, niece Meena, and cousin.


    Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has made the US her home after marriage to Nick Jonas, also added her two cents. "This is a historical, transformational, and proud moment for all women." Chopra, who is currently living in Los Angeles with Jonas, highlighted the fact that Harris is the first black woman and first person of Indian descent to be on a US presidential ticket. "#representationmatters P.S. To my younger self -- look how far we have come!" Chopra tweeted.


    Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna, who was in the news recently after his philanthropic move of feeding millions of people in India hit by the pandemic, also took to Twitter to share his views. In his tweet, the celebrity chef, who has lived in the US for 20 years, wrote that he never thought he would see an Indian-American on a Presidential ticket.


    Indian-origin actress Mindy Kaling rallied her support, and hoped to see Harris rise to the top.



    Model-turned-chef Padma Lakshmi, who was born in Chennai, also shared a GIF of her cheering to Harris's news.


    Former US President Barack Obama, in his tweet, said that Biden had 'nailed this decision' in a lengthy statement.

    "Now Joe has an ideal partner to help him tackle the very real challenges America faces right now and in the years ahead," Obama said, calling Harris "more than prepared for the job."

    He highlighted her personal and professional background, saying: "She's spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake."


    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said she was 'thrilled to welcome @KamalaHarris to a historic Democratic ticket'.


    Other celebrities like NBA star LeBron James, and actresses Kerry Washington and Amy Schumer also tweeted in favour of Harris.





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    13 Comments on this Story

    Rakesh Shah46 days ago
    With her call to Kashmiri militants to not feel alone, and the demand to Government of India to reverse its steps in Kashmir including abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, she needs little further affirmation of her anti-India credentials. I am not surprised by most who are applauding her selection as running mate of Biden, a known India baiter, except the approval of Anand Mahindra, who I hold as a person with solid national values.
    Aditya47 days ago
    She is phony and insincere, read her history. The only reason she got to this is only due to her color and gender, no skills. The only thing of note she has ever done was to run an affair with a married man to help her political career. As someone in the comments pointed out - another woman of Indian origin, Tulsi Gabbard is far far better and deserved a chance. But Kamala the manipulator played her color and gender card very well. She is not even black as she now projects herself to win American black voters. She is despised among american blacks due to her terrible record of putting hundreds of blacks to prison for minor crimes.
    Am Pm47 days ago
    She is a scoundrel. Democrats have rejected her presidential campaign. Tulsi has exposed her big time. See Tulsi Gabbard vs Kamla Harris debate. Democrates have put in weakest candidates against Trump as if they want to loose the election.
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