Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017: To help people, this billionaire returns to India from Saudi, just to contest poll

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New Delhi | Updated: October 27, 2017 4:45:17 PM

Himachal Pradesh elections, Dainik Bhaskar vidhan sabha polls, Joginder nagar constituency, Prakash rana, India billionaire in Saudi, Himachal Pradesh Elections 2017, Himachal Pradesh Election NEWS, Lad BharolThis Indian-born billionaire merchant residing in Saudi Arabia has arrived 6 months prior to the elections in Himachal Pradesh to contest in Vidhan Sabha polls from Joginder Nagar constituency in Mandi district. (Screenshot: Google Maps)

The upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections have been throwing surprises every day with names of new candidates and first timers emerging at the forefront to contest this election. Prakash Rana is one such person. However, the standout point is that he is a billionaire and that too in a foreign country. But it is his will to serve and help the people of his region that has made him come back to his roots. This Indian-born billionaire merchant dealing in diamonds and owner of multiple companies residing in Saudi Arabia has arrived 6 months prior to the elections in Himachal Pradesh to contest in Vidhan Sabha polls from Joginder Nagar constituency in Mandi district, says Dainik Bhaskar. Prakash Rana plies from Delhi to his village, Lad Bharol, in a helicopter for which he has specially built a helipad in front of his opulent bungalow.

In 1985, Prakash Rana went to Dubai and partnered in various businesses from transport, construction, diamond and engineering equipment. Rana has already urged various political parties to let him contest elections but to no avail. So, he has decided to fund his own campaign and contest the elections independently.

Why Rana wants to contest Vidhan Sabha polls?

  • Rana is contesting elections to fulfil his father’s wish of entering politics.

  • His father wanted him to enter politics to serve the people.

  • Rana, himself, wants to contribute to the society and help people.

  • Considers Jogindernagar as a backward village and wants to help in its development.

In order to contest elections, Rana has disclosed his movable assets worth Rupees 24 crore and 47 bank account statements. His nature of helping people reflects in his business as he has given employment to over 700 Indian people in Dubai among which 80 people belong to his village.

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