'Matter of great pride': Family of Indian-origin Vanita Gupta nominated by Biden

Indian-American Vanita Gupta has been nominated as the Associate Attorney General of US by president-elect Joe Biden. The news back home has generated happiness for her family. Gupta's uncle Sarvesh Kumar, who lives in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, has called the nomination a "matter of great pride" for them as well as the country, and said her niece has always been fighting for people of colour. "Nomination of an Indian-American for such a high post is a matter of great pride for us as well for the country. She has always been fighting for people of colour," Sarvesh Kumar told reporters as he cheered for her niece. Gupta currently hold the position of President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an umbrella group of civil rights interest groups. Gupta has served both during Barack Obama and Donald Trump in different capacities.