Bobby Jindal among probables in Donald Trump’s Cabinet

If appointed, 45-year-old Jindal will be the first ever Indian-American to be included in the president's cabinet and second ever to be elected to the US Congress.

By: PTI | Washington | Published: November 13, 2016 7:34 am
trump, donald trump, Bobby Jindal, us presidential elections, trump cabinet, donald trump cabinet, us elections, world news Two-term Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. (Source: File)

Two-term Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, the first ever Indian-American to be elected as a state Governor, is among the shortlisted candidates for Trump’s Cabinet, according to a media report. If appointed, 45-year-old Jindal will be the first ever Indian-American to be included in the president’s cabinet and second ever to be elected to the US Congress.

As per the news report in The Wall Street Journal, Jindal is being considered for the position of Secretary of Health along with Ben Carson. His name also figured in the list of Politico whereas it was absent in the Buzfeed’s list of potential Cabinet members of the Trump Administration. Both Carson and Jindal are former Republican presidential candidates. While Jindal, after dropping out of the race, endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for presidency, Carson supported Donald Trump, the winner of the US presidential elections.

Jindal, who has been keeping a low profile after dropping out of the Republican presidential primary, did not respond to queries on his possible Cabinet position. On the other hand, it is almost certain that Carson would be a part of the Trump’s Cabinet. Trump, in the past, has indicated Carson to be his first choice for the position of Heath Secretary.

Jindal has served as a principal adviser to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Bush Administration, during which he excelled with his administrative and management skills and later on went on to be elected to the House of Representative for two-terms and thereafter as Louisiana Governor twice.

Last year, he expressed his desire to run for the US presidency but dropped out of the race early this year following low polling among a crowded GOP aspirants of 17 candidates. During the primaries, Jindal was highly critical of Trump and his policies.

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  1. D
    Nov 13, 2016 at 7:06 am
    Not this traitor to his race and religion
    1. A
      Nov 13, 2016 at 5:41 am
      Bobby ur wife is going to beat you
      1. M
        Nov 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm
        Bobby Jindal donald trump are hard core world's largest religion fanatics.
        1. S
          Nov 13, 2016 at 6:02 am
          Among all the Indian-Americans, Bobby Jindal is perhaps the least Indian! I really mean it... many, if not most, in the NRI community in the US does not donate to his campaigns. I wish the Indian media realizes this and stops giving him the special mention. Just refer to him as the former Republican Governor of Louisiana... that's polite enough.
          1. V
            vijay karthik
            Nov 13, 2016 at 8:20 am
            Donald trump is the savior of the world and a crusader against terrorism. long live trump. Ur service is what the world has been looking for .
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