Bobby Jindal

Bobby Jindal c. 2005, photo by United States Congress ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Birth Name: Piyush Jindal

Birth Place: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 10, 1971

Ethnicity: Punjabi Indian

Bobby Jindal ia an American politician. A Republican, he was the 55th Governor of Louisiana, from January 14, 2008 to January 11, 2016. He was also Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation, from July 9, 2001 to February 21, 2003, and a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana, from January 3, 2005 to January 14, 2008.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2016.

Bobby is the son of Punjabi Indian immigrant parents, and is the first Indian-American governor in the United States. Raised a Hindu, he converted to Catholicism while attending college. He is married to Supriya Jolly, with whom has three children.

Bobby is the first person of Indian ancestry to mount a major campaign for a party’s nomination for President of the United States. Kamala Harris is the second (she is running for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President).

Bobby is one of three people who were at least partly raised in the Hindu faith to run a major presidential campaign. Kamala Harris, and Tulsi Gabbard, who is also running for the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination, are the others. Of the three, only Tulsi is a practicing Hindu.

Bobby is one of several Asian-Americans to mount or to have mounted a notable campaign for a major American political party’s nomination for President of the United States. The others are:
*Hiram Fong (who sought the 1964 and 1968 Republican nominations; Fong was of Chinese descent)
*Patsy Mink (who sought the 1972 Democratic nomination; Mink was of Japanese descent)
*Andrew Yang (who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination; Yang’s parents are Taiwanese)
*Kamala Harris (who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination; Harris’ mother was a Tamil Indian)



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27 Responses

  1. neiltennant says:

    if i were brown skinned like him i never would be in the republican party

    hey mr brown jindal….they hate minorities like you

    they even make problems to NIKKI HALEY who looks white

  2. Adrian1Cram says:

    Exactly my point sarahle, thank you! There’s nothing wrong with Mr Jindal being a republican. People on here love to criticize republicans, white people and anyone that supports them. I don’t know why the hate. The way I see it, the people race baiting and labeling him as a self-hater are the true racists.

  3. Adrian1Cram says:

    There’s plenty of minorities in the republican party. I don’t know why people make a big deal about this guy, it’s nothing new. Also race shouldn’t even matter and not all republicans are racist. It depends on the person, I can’t believe people still judge based on race and political views these days, get over it.

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