Jindal slams Obama govt. on handling BP oil spill


Washington, DC: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has called for the US federal government to respond promptly to the BP oil spill which has occurred off the Louisiana coast.

The spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20 has spread rapidly and poses a severe threat to the wildlife in the marshes that dot the Louisiana coast. The blowout caused an explosion which led to the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform.

The Louisiana governor has slammed the Barack Obama government’s failure to plug the well, terming the presidential team “sluggish and uncoordinated” politico.com reported.

Jindal, the first Indian-American governor of a US state, has thrown himself headlong into the latest crisis to hit Louisiana, spending long hours meeting with experts trying to resolve this crisis.

The Obama administration has been surprised by Jindal’s constant diatribes especially since the governor has been in constant touch with the President since the crisis broke out.

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