US President Joe Biden will not attend the January 26 Republic Day parade in India

 – Gudstory

US President Joe Biden will not attend the January 26 Republic Day parade in India – Gudstory

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United States President Joe Biden was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the chief guest for the January 26 Republic Day parade. However, US officials have said that the US President will not visit India next month due to the “tight political calendar”.

The news comes a day after the House authorized an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, despite concerns among some in the party that the investigation has yet to produce evidence of misconduct by the president, with every Republican politically Is rallying behind the accused process.

The 221–212 party-line vote put the entire House Republican conference on record in support of the impeachment process, which could lead to the ultimate punishment for a president: conviction for what the Constitution describes as “high crimes and misdemeanors.” . Removal from office if found guilty in a Senate trial.

According to media reports, there was talk of a Quad meeting in the national capital Delhi a day after Republic Day. The Quad meeting will be attended by PM Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

“President Biden is not going to India next month. The Quad will be rescheduled for the end of the year,” US media quoted a White House official as saying. “It is very close to the State of the Union and the political calendar does not permit foreign travel at this time.”

Notably, Joe Biden, who is facing an impeachment inquiry, will also be busy campaigning for the US presidential election 2024. Joe Biden’s election campaign is going to start in full swing from January 2024.

According to media reports, Joe Biden’s re-election campaign is in full swing with the first Democratic primary being held in New Hampshire on January 23, followed by South Carolina on February 3.

Japan’s Fumio Kishida, also facing political headwinds, has signaled he will replace key members of his Cabinet and the leadership of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party over a scandal related to political fundraising.

Furthermore, Australia has its own national day on January 26, making it impossible for Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to attend the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 in India.

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Published: 14 Dec 2023, 10:29 PM IST


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