Bobby Jin­dal drops out of US pres­i­den­tial race

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Wash­ing­ton: Say­ing “This is not my time,” Louisiana’s In­dian-Amer­i­can Repub­li­can Gov­er­nor Bobby Jin­daal has abruptly dropped out o the 2016 US pres­i­den­tial race. An­nounc­ing his de­ci­sion on Fox News Tues­day evening, Louisiana-born son of In­dian im­mi­grant par­ents from Pun­jab, Jin­dal, 44, said: “They raised me to be­lieve Amer­i­cans can do any­thing, and they were right, we can.” “I don’t think in a mil­lion years they would have ever imag­ined that I’d be gov­er­nor or one day I’d be run­ning for pres­i­dent of the United States,” he said. Asked why his can­di­dacy didn’t take off, Jin­dal said: “We spent a lot of time de­vel­op­ing de­tailed pol­icy pa­pers, and given this crazy, un­pre­dictable elec­tion sea­son, clearly there just wasn’t a lot of in­ter­est in those pol­icy pa­pers.” He is the third Repub­li­can to sus­pend his cam­paign, af­ter for­mer Texas Gov­er­nor Rick Perry and Wis­con­sin Gov­er­nor Scott Walker dropped out ear­lier this year. Asked who would be the Repub­li­can nominee, Jin­dal told CNN, “It’s not go­ing to be Trump. It’ll be some­body else.” an up­com­ing sum­mit of Group of 20 economies, the White House said on Tues­day. “It’d be im­pos­si­ble to travel all the way over there and not spend some time think­ing about and talk­ing about our on­go­ing ef­fort to de­grade and ul­ti­mately de­stroy IS,” Xin­hua quoted the White House spokesman Josh Earnest as say­ing. “So I would an­tic­i­pate that would be part of the Pres­i­dent’s visit,” he said.

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