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Piyush 'Bobby' Jindal has made history by becoming the first Indian American to emerge as the leader (in a field of 18 candidates that included as many as nine Democrats) in the primary for the gubernatorial post in Louisiana.

Few pundits had given Jindal much chance when he resigned his job in the Bush Administration as Assistant Secretary of State for Health and Human Services - the highest ranking post held by an Indian American ever - in February and returned to Louisiana to run for governor.

Photographs: Courtesy of Bobby Jindal's office


Also see: The festival of Nine Nights

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