Jindal,Haley figure as possible Romney running mate

However,both Jindal and Haley have repeatedly denied that they are in the race.

Written by Agencies | Washington | Published: April 10, 2012 9:50 am

Indian-Americans Bobby Jindal and Nikky Haley are emerging as possible vice-presidential running mate of Mitt Romney,who is expected to bag the Republican Party’s nomination for presidential polls.

However both Jindal,the Governor of Louisiana,and Haley,the Governor of South Carolina,have repeatedly denied that they are in the race for being considered as the vice-presidential running mate for Romney,who is now almost all set to bag the party’s ticket to challenge incumbent President Barack Obama in the November presidential elections.

In its list of 10 possible running mates of Romney,CBS News — a major American media outlet — named both Jindal and Haley. In an interview to the news channel,top Republican Senator,John McCain,said likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney should consider Jindal.

“There are a number of candidates we have out there,Bobby Jindal. Obviously Marco Rubio is in the top tier,Chris Christie,” McCain said.

“Two-term governor of Louisiana is considered a rising star within the Republican Party. The son of Indian immigrants,Jindal campaigned during his first campaign to be governor on rooting out political corruption and turning around a state budget heading to financial crisis.

He reduced the deficit through spending cuts that includes reducing state employee pensions,” CBS News said. The first Indian-American to serve as Governor,Jindal endorsed Rick Perry,the governor of neighboring state of Texas,early in the campaign and has remained neutral since Perry dropped out.

Currently the youngest governor in the country and the first Indian-American woman to run a state,Haley garnered national attention during her campaign and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed her,it added.

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