Posters wishing US VP candidate Kamala Harris victory crop up in Tamil Nadu!
By MKV | Galatta | Aug 17, 2020, 05:39 pm
The United States of America is the worst hit country in the world, by the COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic! The COVID numbers have been rampantly increasing in the country and despite the government's various measures, it has still not been brought under check! This on 1 side, the race for the US Presidential elections are also heating up! US President Donald Trump is going for re-election and running for the post of President again from the Republican Party, while the Democratic Party have chosen Joe Biden as their candidate to oppose Trump! Just a couple of days back, Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the Vice Presidential nominee from the Democratic Party!
This news gave a lot of cheer to Tamilians as California Senator Kamala Harris's mother Shyamala Gopalan was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, before migrating to the United States. Shyamala Gopalan married Donald J Harris, who had moved to the USA from Jamaica! The two gave birth to Kamala Harris, who was born on October 24th, 1964, in Oakland, California! It looks like some people of Tamil Nadu, especially from Kamala's ancestoral town, already look upon her as having won the elections. Kamala Harris's niece Meena, shared a photo of a poster that has been put up in Tamil Nadu, on her Twitter handle. The poster, which reads "We wish PV Gopalan's granddaughter Kamala Harris, who is contesting for the post of the US Vice President, to become victorious!"
This poster has been put up by the people of Painganadu Thulasendhirapuram Village, which seems to be the native of Kamala Harris's grandfather PV Gopalan. Meena's tweet mentioned that she had gotten this photo from her Indian family and added that she had known her great grandfather from her family trips to Chennai, when she was young and mentioned that he was a big figure for her grandmother. She also added that they're together somewhere, smiling now. Earlier, even Kamala Harris has spoken about her Indian roots and mentioned that they helped shape her values in life. Kamala Harris would become the first woman, that too of of colour, to become the Vice President if she and Biden win the upcoming elections! Many people consider her nomination to be a very tactical move by the Democrats to woo voters of colour, women voters and the youth!
Check out the tweet with the poster here:
I was sent this from Tamil Nadu where our Indian family is from. It says “PV Gopalan’s granddaughter is victorious.” I knew my great grandfather from our family trips to Chennai when I was young—he was a big figure for my grandma and I know they’re together somewhere smiling now. pic.twitter.com/WuZiKimmqj— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) August 16, 2020