MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA JUNE 29, 2015 01.15 A.M.
For my Sunday blog, I was searching for the topic. Suddenly I thought about Piyush Jindal, a.k.a. Bobby Jindal, the 55th and current governor of Louisiana and the former vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
He is an Indian – American but does not like to be known as Indian – American. He, last week, made that infamous speech that he came to USA to become American and not Indian – American. He was lampooned for his comment by Indian diaspora ( NRI & PIO included ) . Twitter was abuzz with #YoBobbySoWhite hashtag. I am reproducing some of the interesting tweets with hashtag #YoBobbySoWhite :
Piyush “Bobby” Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is an American politician who is the 55th and current governor of Louisiana and the former vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to immigrants from India.
Prior to entering politics, Jindal studied for a Bachelor of Science in biology and public policy at Brown University from 1988 to 1991 and then a Master of Letters in political science from New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He worked for McKinsey & Company and interned for Rep. Jim McCrery of Louisiana.
In 1996, Gov. Murphy Foster appointed Jindal secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and in 1999 he was appointed president of the University of Louisiana System. In 2001, Jindal was appointed as the principal adviser to Tommy Thompson, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services by the 43rd President, George W. Bush.
He first ran for governor in 2003 and won a plurality in the nonpartisan blanket primary but lost in the general election to the Democratic candidate, Kathleen Blanco. He then won a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2004 elections. The second Indian American in Congress, he was re-elected in 2006. He ran for governor again in 2007 and secured an outright majority in the first round of balloting; in doing so, he became the first Indian American governor in the United States. He was re-elected in a landslide in 2011.
I have reproduced above facts of his life from Wikipedia.
Let us have a look on the life of Piyush Jindal, a.k.a. Bobby Jindal. He was born to Amar Jindal and Raj Jindal, immigrants from Punjab. They came to the USA six months before he was born. So he is 1st generation American. He became the second Indian American in Congress, and the first Indian American governor in the United States. So many Indians were elated.
He is not a Hindu as everyone would like to believe. He was converted to Christianity quite early in his life and is a practising Roman Catholic. Have a look at the name of his children : SELIA ELIZABETH , SHAAN ROBERTS & SLADE RYAN.
Therefore if he does not feel any affinity towards India or Hinduism, he should be left to himself. I think if a person is ashamed of his mother, mother tongue and motherland, he ceases to be a human. Mr. Piyush Jindal a.k.a. Bobby Jindal is ashamed of his origin, his name, his parent’s country and their religion. Such a person can’t be Indian or Hindu in any sense of the term.
Rest assured Mr. Jindal, if you want to be American and not Indian American, we Indian have no burning desire to claim you as our own. We have our glorious history, out illustrious forefathers, our unending national icons. We belong to a vibrant Hindu culture and civilization, which is oldest in the world. You be happy to embrace a religion which is 2015 years old.
In our long history, we had many traitors and Trojan horses among us. At least you didn’t betray. You said openly what you wanted to say. If you are ashamed of us, we are equally ashamed of your existence. If you refuse to acknowledge your parent’s motherland because it is not as affluent as your adopted land, we also refuse to acknowledge you and your family.
Farewell Mr. Jindal !! You are not Indian in any sense. In the era of Shri Narendra Modi, we don’t need ABCD [ American Born Confused Desi ] like you.
On behalf of all the students & staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I denounce this Piyush Jindal a.k.a. Bobby Jindal.
In the era of Narendra Modi, when we are standing on the threshold of glory and glorious future, we hardly need a person like Mr. Jindal, who is so untrue to his salt.
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