Indian American Republican Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, is said to be nearer than ever to announcing his run for US presidency in 2016. “I do think he’ll run. I think he’s in the running. And I think he’ll be a meaningful and significant candidate,” says US senator from Louisiana, David Vitter, while on a TV show. Asked if Jindal wants to be president, the senator said, “Oh yeah. I think that’s very obvious to everybody who has been paying attention.” Indeed. Though Jindal is yet to announce his intentions, he has not ruled it out whenever asked if he was going to run, as widely speculated. He also did not deny, or confirm, Vitter’s statement. The Louisiana Governor — who has jocularly described himself as a “skinny, brown guy” — ramped up speculation about a possibility in October while launching a non-profit based in DC. He was asked the obvious question right away, but sidestepped it: “I don’t know what I’m going to be doing in 2016, but I do want to talk about what I’m focused on right now.” That he didn’t rule it out was taken to mean it was a coy yes.

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