Monday, March 20, 2023

Eric Garcetti Nomination To Be Ambassador To India Confirmed By US Senate

Eric Garcetti Nomination For Ambassador To India Confirmed: Voting took place on Wednesday (March 15) in the US Senate on the nomination of Eric Garcetti as the next US ambassador to India. His name has been stamped in the ballot. There were 52 votes against 42 in his favor. He will soon take over as the US Ambassador to India. The post of US Ambassador to India has been vacant for more than two years.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed Garcetti’s nomination. He took this step at a time when Garcetti’s opponents are raising the issue of his failure to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against a close aide during his tenure as mayor of Los Angeles.

Garcetti’s nomination was pending since 2021

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Garcetti’s nomination was pending in the US Congress (Parliament) since July 2021, when he was nominated by President Joe Biden for this prestigious diplomatic post. Last week, the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee voted in favor of Garcetti by 13 votes to eight in its business advisory meeting. Kenneth Juster was the last US ambassador to India, who was recalled by the US government in January 2021.

USISPF president Mukesh Aghi had expressed hope of becoming Garcetti’s ambassador

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Prior to the confirmation of Garcetti’s nomination in the Senate, US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) President Mukesh Aghi expressed hope that India would finally get an ambassador. Aghi had said, “We expect the Senate to confirm Gassert’s nomination as the next US Ambassador to India this week or next week.”

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