Washington, 5/3 (AO Bureau): Joe Biden, who recently held the presidency in the US, seems to have special faith in the Indian diaspora. In less than 50 days, at least 55 Indian-American posts have been appointed in his administration. Biden also says that Indian-Americans are taking charge of the country. The special thing is that the people of India have a presence in almost all areas of administration from speechwriter to NASA.
Biden was discussing with scientists involved in the historic landing of Percivalence Rover on Mars. During this, Swati Mohan, who played a big role in NASA’s Mars mission, was also involved. The US President said, ‘Americans of Indian origin are taking command of the country. You (Swati Mohan), my Vice President (Kamala Harris), my speech writer (Vinay Reddy). Biden, who was sworn in as the 46th President of the US on January 20, has created history by giving at least 55 Indian-Americans a big role in the administration.
However, the names of Vice President Kamla Harris and Neera Tandon are not included in these 55 people. Tandon has recently withdrawn his nomination for the post of director of the White House of Management and Budget. The special thing is that about half of them are women. The Biden administration has included such a large number of Indian-Americans for the first time in the first 50 days.
So far, former US President Barack Obama’s tenure had the distinction of involving the most Indian-Americans. However, in the Trump-led administration, Americans of Indian origin got a lot of opportunities. The Trump administration appointed Indian-Americans for the first time inside the National Security Council and with cabinet status.