Amid the delay and drama over the counting of votes in US main elections, 1000’s of miles away in India, villagers on the ancestral village of Vice-Presidential nominee Kamala Harris are ready with bated breadth to see the end result of the elections.
Special prayers have been held at Thulasenthirapuram village in Tamil Nadu, the ancestral home of Kamala Harris’s diplomat maternal grandfather PV Gopalan, who has had an awesome affect on her when she was a baby.
Many houses like Vijayalakshmi’s, within the village had their tv units tuned in to Tamil information channels which reported the bitterly contested US election. The farmer’s spouse who hosted journalists reporting on the village’s ties with Kamala Harris like her private company informed NDTV “We are so proud of her. We want her to win”.
Posters with footage of the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee have been put up within the village wishing her success.
On Tuesday there was even a particular puja at this temple. Kamala’s latest contribution for the temple’s consecration has made her extra pricey now.
The temple’s inscription additionally has Kamala Harris’ identify engraved apart from these of many different donors, acknowledging her contribution of Rs 5,000 in 2014.
“She is the grand daughter of someone born here. We are so proud. She would one day become the US president,” N Krishnamurthi, a retired financial institution officer, mentioned.
A couple of kilometres away Sashtika and her household maintain monitor of each electoral twist and switch within the US. For her Kamala is a big inspiration. “As a woman I feel inspired that if we work precisely and diligently we can achieve great heights,” she mentioned.
Born to an Indian mom and a Jamaican father, Ms Harris positions herself as a coloured American putting a chord with each the African-American and Indian-American voters.
She had earlier shared her love for idli, “a really good sambar” and “any kind of tikka”.
The debate over Kamala Harris’s Indianness hardly issues for individuals right here. She might not have visited this village however many are happy with her they usually see in her a possible US president within the making who they imagine would make historical past.