Gopalan Balachandran, maternal uncle of US Senator Kamala Harris, stated he had instructed her niece a day earlier that she was “going to win” to turn into the following US vice chairman.
US Democrat Joe Biden defeated incumbent Republican President Donald Trump within the closely-fought presidential election, in line with US media projections.
Ms Harris, 56, who is of Indian origin, has turn into the first-ever lady vice president-elect of the US. She may also be the primary Indian-origin, first Black and first African American vice chairman of the nation.
Delhi-based Mr Balachandran stated he was feeling “proud and happy”, describing Kamala Harris as a fighter.
“Biden-Harris victory is what we wanted to see. And, given the numbers, I told Kamala yesterday that she is going to win,” he stated.
Joe Biden, the 77-year-old former vice chairman, will turn into the 46th president of the United States, the CNN reported, after a victory in Pennsylvania, the state the place he was born put him over the 270 electoral votes wanted to win.
“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,” Ms Harris tweeted.
She was born to 2 immigrant dad and mom: a Black father and an Indian mom. Her father, Donald Harris, was from Jamaica, and her mom, Shyamala Gopalan, a most cancers researcher and civil rights activist from Chennai.
Mr Balachandran had stated that Ms Harris’ nomination because the vice presidential candidate was a “historic moment”, but it surely was not a shock in any respect for him.
He stated that she would script many firsts if she gained and expressed the hope her top-level place would give Indians within the US “greater access” in interacting with the US administration.