Washington: It will be really a proud moment for India, if Indian American Governor Nikki Haley gets US Secretary of State or some other Cabinet position in the Donald Trump administration.
Reportedly, Indian American Governor Nikki Haley is one of the contenders for Secretary of State or other cabinet positions in the Donald Trump administration.
Here are 5 things you should know about Nikki Haley
1- Haley was a trenchant critic of fellow-Republican Trump during the election campaign; she is governor of South Carolina governor
2- She is considered as a rising star in the Republican Party; 44-year-old Haley was elected earlier on Wednesday as the vice chair of the Republican Governor's Association.
3- The daughter of Sikh immigrants from Amritsar, her full name is Nimrata Nikki Randhwa Haley.
4- She converted to Christianity when she married Michael Haley, but both she and her husband have attended gurdwara services. In 2014 both of them visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
5- If she were to get a cabinet post, she would be the first Indian American to be in the US cabinet. Haley was elected Governor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 and her current term ends in 2018.
Reportedly, Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence are reaching out to those who were critical of them for filling positions in the new administration.