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Jindal's ancestral village celebrates his victory
October 21, 2007 17:11 IST
Celebrations erupted in Bobby Jindal's ancestral Khanpura village on Sunday after his election as governor of the US state of Louisiana with locals distributing sweets and performing bhangra.
As news trickled in that the 36-year-old Oxford-educated Jindal has won the gubernatorial race, his family members started distributing sweets in the neighbourhood.
"We are really proud that Bobby has finally made it and won the governor's race. It's a great honour not just for our family, but Punjab and the nation as well as the son of this soil has achieved something really big," Bobby's 37-year-old cousin Gulshan Jindal told PTI over phone from Malerkotla.
He said the entire Khanpura village, from where he said Bobby's father Amar Chand migrated to the US nearly four decades back, had erupted in joy on hearing the news.
Gulshan said since morning when television channels broke the news of Bobby's victory, villagers have been queuing up outside the various houses of the Jindal family in Khanpura, close to Malerkotla.
People of the Punjab town performed the bhangra folk dance to celebrate Bobby's victory.