Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal releases birth-certificate

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Washington, May 9: Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana has given an early sign for a possible bid to enter the White House in the 2012 US Presidential polls by releasing his birth certificate. The move, as many say, is to avoid the struggles faced by Barack Obama in response to the so-called "birther" movement.

Bobby Jindal, whose parents are of Indian origin arrived in the United States in his mother's utero. The birth certificate states that he was born at 12:27 pm on June 10, 1971. His parents lived on campus housing at Louisiana State University (LSU) at the time, and he was named Piyush Jindal.

According to a spokesperson of Louisiana governor, Jindal's parents entered the US in 1971 on green cards secured through Bobby's father, Amar Jindal and his participation in "a program by the federal government to increase the number of engineers".

In a report published by The Time-Picayune, Jindal publicly issued the document "knowing that his own status will certainly be examined in the event he ends up on a presidential ticket".

Jindal, in his book Leadership and Crisis, published in 2010 states his family's road to the US and has mentioned about his father's initial years in the country. He has written, “Starting with the A"s, he made cold calls to local business in his heavily accented English, eventually landing a job offer at a railroad."

Jindal, who in 2010 said that he was not running for the White House in 2012, is widely tipped by political analysts as a potential Republican candidate for the elections scheduled next year.

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