US Election 2020: People of Indian origin have achieved great success in the US elections. Indian-American Democratic lawmakers Dr. Amy Bera, Pramila Jaipal, Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamurthy have been re-elected to the US House of Representatives. For the first time in the history of American presidential elections, the role of Indian-American society has been so important. Both Democrats and Republicans tried to bring about 18 lakh people of this community into their court. The Indian-American community of Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas are in a very important role.
Krishnamurthy wins first after counting begins
The first Indian native candidate who won after the counting of votes is done is Raja Krishnamurthy. 47-year-old Raja Krishnamurthy easily defeated his rival Libertarian Party candidate Preston Nelson. He has got 74 percent of the total votes counted. He was born in a Tamil-speaking family in New Delhi. When he was three months old, his family settled in Buffalo, New York so that his father could attend graduate school. After graduation from Harvard, he worked as a law clerk and worked for Barack Obama in the 2000 election campaign. Their policy platform works primarily to strengthen the middle class.
Khanna won by defeating Indian-American rival
Ro Khanna also defeated his opponent easily. The 44-year-old was also an Indian-American candidate against Khanna. He defeated 48-year-old Ritesh Tandon of the Republican Party by more than 50 per cent. This is his third consecutive victory over the 17th Congressional District of California. Khanna’s parents moved to America in search of better opportunities in the 70s. His grandfather worked with Lala Lajpat Rai in India’s freedom struggle. Prior to joining Congress, he taught Economics at Stanford University, Law at Santa Clara University, and American Jurisprudence at San Francisco State University. Khanna was also employed in the administration of former President Barack Obama.
Amy Berra won for the fifth consecutive time
Dr. Amy Bera won easy. 55-year-old Bera won for the fifth consecutive time from the Seventh Congressional District of California. By the time the news was written, he had an unbeatable lead of over 25 percent against his Republican rival Baz Patterson. American-born First Generation American Berra used his medical profession’s experience in politics. Their main focus is on providing employment opportunities to the people. He is the longest-serving Indian-American in the Congress.
Chennai-born Pramila won by 70 percent of the votes
US Congress member Pramila Zaipal has been elected for the third consecutive time. Born in Chennai, 55-year-old Jaipal was a Democratic Party nominee and defeated the Republican Party’s Craig Keller from the seventh Congress constituency in Washington State by 70 percent of the votes. She has been a critic of India’s policy on Jammu and Kashmir and the revised Citizenship Act (CAA). In 2016, she was the first woman of Indian origin to be elected to the House of Representatives.