We all find out about United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ Indian connection. But do you know that the US President-elect Joe Biden has deep-rooted connections with India?
Biden had claimed again in 2013 that he had an Indian connection. He described that he descended from George Biden his “great, great, great, great, great grandfather”, who was a captain of East India Company.
“There are five Bidens in Mumbai, India,” Biden mentioned in 2015 at an occasion hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to mark the 10th anniversary of the India-US civil nuclear deal.
In 2013, he mentioned that he obtained a letter from some “Biden from Mumbai” from Bombay Stock Exchange.
“It’s an honour to be back in India and to be here in Mumbai. Off script for a second here, I was reminded I was elected to the United States Senate when I was a 29-year-old kid back in 1972, and one of the first letters I received and I regret I never followed up on it,” Biden mentioned.
“Maybe, some genealogist in the audience can follow up for me, but I received a letter from a gentleman named Biden – Biden, my name – from Mumbai, asserting that we were related.” he added.
However, the Indian Council of Global Relations mentioned that there was no George Biden working for East India Company, however there have been two Bidens William Henry Biden and his older brother Christopher Biden who arrived in India within the 19th century.
After greater than three days of uncertainty, Saturday noticed Democrat Joseph R Biden Jr change into the 46th president of the United States defeating President Donald Trump.
As the information of his victory within the 2020 US elections got here, Biden took to the twitter to announce and thank the folks of America on his victory. He tweeted, ‘America, I’m honored that you’ve chosen me to guide our nice nation. The work forward of us will likely be arduous, however I promise you this: I will likely be a President for all Americans – whether or not you voted for me or not. I’ll maintain the religion that you’ve positioned in me.’
Soon after reactions poured in from World leaders, congratulating the president-elect and a few even expressing their reduction at President Trump’s defeat.
The statements got here after the Associated Press referred to as the election for Biden and and not using a concession from Trump, who prematurely declared victory and has sought to halt poll counting in a number of key states.