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Kamala Harris of Indian-origin becomes first woman vice president of United States

Kamala Harris has made history by becoming the first woman vice president of the United States. Harris will be the first Black woman and African American elected as the vice president. Born to Jamaican father and an Indian mother, Harris is a former attorney general of California. She also becomes the first person of Indian descent to hold the national office in the United States.

“This election is about so much more than Joe Biden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started,” the newly elected Vice President tweeted on Saturday. Democrat Joe Biden has defeated president Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States. He won Pennsylvania on Saturday to exceed the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.

Harris has been a rising star in Democratic politics of US for much of the last two decades. After Harris ended her own 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, Joe Biden tapped her as his running mate. They will be sworn in as president and Vice President on 20 January.

Jawaharlal Nehru’s Joint Secretary, PV Gopalan, had not sent his daughter Shyamla Gopalan to study in Berkeley, she married and gave birth to Kamala Harris who, together with Joe Biden, defeated Donald Trump in US presidential election.

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