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Jindal invited to address top Republican fundraiser

world Updated: Jan 24, 2009 11:30 IST
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The Indian-American Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, a rising star of the Republican Party has been invited to deliver a key-note address to the national fundraising of the Republican Party.

For the last eight years, the key-note address at this fundraiser had been delivered by the former US President, George W Bush, religiously every year after he became the President in the year 2000. The event will be held in March.

Jindal, 37, is now considered a rising star of the Republican Party, which after losing very badly both Presidential and Congressional elections last year, is desperately looking for a dynamic and charismatic personality to lead the party in the 2012 presidential elections.

Congressman Pete Sessions from Texas, who is the chairman of National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), announced on Friday that Jindal has been invited to deliver the key-note address at this fundraising dinner scheduled to be held on March 24 in Washington.

"Bobby is a rising star and is a part of a new generation of leadership in our party," Sessions said on Friday in an email written to the donors.

"He has a budding record of success, having implemented sound, common sense business practices since he took office in 2007 and started rebuilding his great state," Sessions said.

In December, Jindal had delivered a keynote address at a conservative group's dinner in the Iowa State, which is considered to be the presidential battleground, giving fuel to the speculation that the Louisianan Governor is eyeing for the 2012 elections.