Indian Americans love the newly elected Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris. The daughter of an Indian biologist went to the United States and made her debut as one of the most respected cancer researchers there. Harris has taken hard work as a vow. His career is full of intellectual achievements and political activities.
As a senator, he has fought for an immigrant policy that is desirable to the Indian American community. These include lifting the maximum number of H1-B temporary employment visas and protecting the employment rights of spouses. It is well known that Indian Americans would be proud to see someone in the US political system.
But just because it’s good for Indian Americans doesn’t mean it’s good news for the current Indian government. On the contrary: While Trump’s Washington policy is looking for new allies in its strategic rivalry against China, Biden’s team (as far as we know) is prioritizing the entry of a rift between Asia’s oldest democracy and the United States.
Harris himself could be part of the work of introducing this click. As a senator, Harris’s old diplomatic speeches have talked about the Indian government. His words showed no love for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -led government.
Last year, he even sharply criticized the behavior of visiting Indian Foreign Minister S Jayashankar in the United States. Jayashankar refused to sit at the same table with another Indian-American and Republican senator, Pramila Jaipal. Jaipal sponsored a resolution in the House of Representatives criticizing the Indian government’s policy on Kashmir.
Kamala Harris’s family connection with India can color her attitude. His mother is a resident of Tamil Nadu, a state where Modi’s party did not win a single seat in the last parliamentary elections. Although the BJP is often referred to as a Hindu nationalist party, it can also be seen as a regional movement.
Whose activities are concentrated only in the Hindi heartland of northern India. Although this regional base has expanded in recent times, Tamil Nadu, the state of 90 per cent Hindu population, is not Hindi-speaking. As a result, the state is still a stronghold of the anti-BJP camp.
Kamala Harris herself is a fierce critic of the Indian government’s Kashmir policy. The issue of human rights is at the heart of his attitude towards India, though not explicitly. The same is true of the rest of the world. If you do not understand India, the issue may seem like a political boiler plate.
Because ‘human rights’ are always portrayed as ‘anti-BJP’. Unable to defeat Modi in the elections, his domestic critics say his policies and provocations are directed against minorities, such as the 160 million Muslims. If Kamala Harris comes to power in the United States, the anti-Modi people in India can get a much bigger weapon in their hands.