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Jindal Coverage In India

The Times of India:

MALERKOTLA (SANGRUR): It was Dussehra but Sazida Colony here was celebrating for another reason as well. Bobby Jindal, who has his roots in this village, created history on Saturday when he was elected Governor of Louisiana, the first Indian-origin governor in the US.
In fact, the moment the news broke on television channels, Jindal’s ancestral village in Khanpur erupted in celebrations, with relatives and friends distributing sweets and dancing bhangra to dhol beats. “Uncle (Bobby Jindal’s father) called early in the morning to inform us about this historic win,”said Semi Jindal, son of late Bachna Ram Jindal, the younger brother of Jindal’s father. After that call early Sunday morning, their phone has not stopped ringing.
An ecstatic Vijay Laxmi, Jindal’s paternal aunt, said, “By becoming governor, Bobby has done the unthinkable. Who could have imagined an Indian would become the Governor of an American state?”

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