Biden new government appointed nearly 20 Indian-Americans in the Biden administration, but to the surprise of man Amercian resident Indian origin Indians noteworthy are those who didn’t make it.
Among them two important personalities who missed th bus are
Obama administration staffer Sonal Shah as well as Amit Jani, who worked on the Biden campaign team, have so far been excluded, allegedly due their RSS-BJP links, which has been brought into the limelight by over a dozen Indian-American organisations.
Sonal Shah has served on Biden’s unity task force but her father was the president of Overseas Friends of BJP-USA and is the founder of RSS-run Ekal Vidyalaya for which she has raised funds.
Amit Jani, was Biden campaign’s ‘Muslim Outreach’ coordinator, he was re-appointed National Asian American and Pacific Islander Director after it was pointed out that his family had ties with PM Modi and other BJP leaders.
In the contrast things that may not go well with Right wing Hindutva roots organisation in India Biden’s team now retained in administration has people like senior diplomat Uzra Zeya, who had played a role in the Devyani Khobragade case
And also Samira Fazili, who had joined protest rallies in the US against the CAA, NRC and the Kashmir lockdown.
Amercia sources post trump era those with RSS-BJP links have not found a place as secular Indian-American organisations have maintained the pressure on the Biden-Harris transition team to keep such individuals on the sidelines, said sources.