Washington sources reported that Indian-American women have expressed their disappointment over Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren’s exit from the Democratic presidential nominee race, setting the field for a straight ideological contest between two men, centrist former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, a self-declared socialist.
Nikita Ahuja, a 36-year-old advertising professional from Massachusetts, had rooted for Warren because as a child of immigrant parents growing up in America, she had heard stories from her mother who left india during the early 70s when the country’s first female prime minister indira gandhi was in office, the American Bazaar said in a report on Thursday. After I grew up and studied a bit on indian politics, it struck me that for a generation of indian women homemakers like my mom, to have a woman as a strong world leader meant a lot.
“India had it but America still hasn’t had a woman President… It struck me as odd mostly because in many ways, the US remains ahead in terms of women’s rights vis-a-vis India. With Warren exiting the race, the only fair chance of having a woman President in America is dashed.