Joe Biden, the veteran Democrat, who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017 during the presidency of Barack Obama, would formally be nominated at the Democratic National Convention in Wisconsin in August.
The nomination of Joe Biden is considered as a mere formality after his prime rival Senator Bernie Sanders withdrew from the race in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. In the presidential elections to be held on November 3, Joe Biden will challenge Republican incumbent Trump, 73, who is seeking re-election.
In his remarks after winning a majority of delegates in the Democratic presidential primary, Joe Biden said this is a difficult time in America’s history and Trump’s angry, divisive politics is no answer.
“The country is crying out for leadership. Leadership that can unite us. Leadership that can bring us together,” he said.
“We need an economy that works for everyone – now. We need jobs that bring dignity – now. We need equal justice – and equal opportunities – for every American now. We need a president who cares about helping us heal – now,” Joe Biden said.
Joe Biden has been consistently supportive of the India-US relations. In 2008 as a Senator, he had voted to approve the landmark civilian nuclear deal between the two countries.
During his visit to India in 2013, Joe Biden had said: “We want to deepen our strategic partnership on regional as well as global issues. The United States is elevating our engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. We refer to it as rebalance.
At the start of 2020, there were more than a dozen Democratic candidates in the race to the White House.
According to Real Clear Politics, which tracks all major national polls, Joe Biden is leading Trump by more than seven percentage points. However, Trump seems to be confident of pulling it off in the November elections.