United States Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his Indian-origin running mate Kamala Harris greeted Hindus on the occasion of the beginning of the Navratri festival.
“As the Hindu festival of Navratri begins, Jill and I send our best wishes to all those celebrating in the US and around the world. May good once again triumph over evil — and usher in new beginnings and opportunity for all,” Biden tweeted.
As former vice president of the United States in the Obama Administration, Biden was instrumental in Diwali celebrations at the White House and also at his official residence.
Senator Harris, who scripted history in US politics by becoming the first Indian-American and Black woman to get a major party’s vice presidential nomination, also extended greetings on Navratri.
“@DouglasEmhoff and I wish our Hindu American friends and family, and all those celebrating, a very Happy Navratri! May this holiday serve as an inspiration to all of us to lift up our communities and build a more inclusive and just America,” 55-year-old Senator Harris tweeted.
Both Biden and Harris have been sending out greetings on Twitter to the Hindu community, one of the critical voting blocs in this year’s election.
In August, they greeted the Hindu community in the US on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
There is an estimated four million Indian-American population of which about 2.5 million are potential voters in the November 2020 presidential elections. Over 1.3 million Indian-Americans are voters in key battleground states, including Texas, Michigan, Florida and Pennsylvania.