Piyush “Bobby” Jindal is the first Indian-American governor in the United States. He is also the youngest to serve in this country as a governor. In 2004, Jindal was elected as the second Indian-American to serve in the Congress. After his parents immigrated to the United States from the northwestern Indian state of Punjab, he was raised in a Punjabi Hindu household, but later converted to Christianity. Jindal is a well-known opposition against race-based social entitlements and has voted against the distribution of race-based college grants. His belief that everyone should receive equal treatment, regardless of race, is a primary motivation behind his policies as well as a source of criticism within minority communities.