PHILADELPHIA—The Democratic Party manifesto promises to invest in long-term strategic partnership with India under the leadership of Hillary Clinton. The convention will officially nominate Clinton for the presidency of the United States.
The 4,762 delegates elected to the Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia this week by rank and file include several Indians. Amit Jani, the media person for South Asians for Hillary, told IANS that South Asians were involved in the Convention and the campaign at all levels.
“We are excited to be a part of the historic Convention and working for Hillary Clinton’s victory,” said Jani.
About India, the party manifesto for the November election that will be adopted at the Convention says, “We will continue to invest in a long-term strategic partnership with India — the world’s largest democracy, a nation of great diversity, and an important Pacific power.”
Clinton’s model of the presidency hews to essentially a continuation of President Barack Obama’s eight-year rule of moderation and international involvement, with a progressive shift reaching out to the middle classes and the poor who feel insecure despite the economic rebound from the Great Recession legacy of George W. Bush.
She goes up against Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has made terrorism and law and order the centerpiece of his campaign, while also railing against Wall Street which he – and Sanders supporters – link to Clinton.
(Materials in this article are used from IANS.)