Indian-American Vivek RamasamyNow a Qualified Presidential Candidate

By siliconindia   |   Thursday, 27 July 2023, 02:17 IST
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Indian-American Vivek RamasamyNow a Qualified Presidential Candidate

Indian-American Vivek Ramasamy has been nominated as a Republican presidential candidate for the US election alongside six other potential members. 

Seven Republican candidates, including Vivek Ramasamy, an Indian-American entrepreneur, have met the necessary polling criteria framed by the Republican National Committee to appear in the presidential debate that will happen in the upcoming months. The debate will be taking place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 23rd.

The seven other presidential candidates include former president Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former vice president Mike Pence, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, South Carolina senator Tim Scott, and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. They have secured at least one percent or higher in qualifying national and state polls from separate states.

The 37-year-old Indian-American entrepreneur was born in Cincinnati to Indian immigrant parents. He graduated in biology from Harvard and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School. Meeting the essential fundraising category, Ramasamy stated that he seeks the presidency to revive missing national identities, especially among the next-generation Americans. Although a practicing Hindu, Ramasamy shares his interest in sharing Judeo-Christian values with evangelical voters.

This nomination for the election underlines the unprecedented rise of Indian Americans in the US to significant positions. An Indian-American vice president and several other members of Biden's administration have already emphasized the growth of Indian Americans in the US. Nominating Ramasamy is another potential example to portray the rising growth and respect of Indian Americans in the US.