Karthick Ramakrishnan, director of AAPI Data and professor of public policy at the University of California, Riverside, told India-West: “Biden has one well among establishment donors. The Indian American community has high regard for him and (Vermont Senator) Bernie Sanders, who represent opposite wings of the Democratic party.”

Ramakrishnan noted that both Sanders and Biden have strong name recognition among Indian Americans. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., is national co-chair of Sanders’ presidential campaign.

California state Assemblyman Ash Kalra — the lone Indian American in the California state Legislature — has also endorsed Sanders, proclaiming his support during the California Democratic Convention, and more recently, speaking at the opening of Sanders’ Fresno, California, office.