We have been reviewing questions like “How can I participate in Indian politics being an NRI?”? (blog) .
Many Indian-Citizen NRIs participate indirectly in Indian politics by the use of social media. Some NRIs actively participate on overseas chapters of political organizations like Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP), Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS),? Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and others.
Some NRIs are eagerly awaiting the opportunity for clarity on regulations around proxy voting for elections in India (link). Now comes an interesting news about an NRI billionaire living in Saudi Arabia planning to contest elections in Himachal Pradesh.
Prakash Rana, a billionaire living in Saudi Arabia, has filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh elections. Rana is so certain of his ‘win’ that he sees no competitor against him. Rana will be contesting in the Vidhan Sabha polls from Joginder Nagar constituency in Mandi district, according to ANI.
Is this yet another Return To India trend we are likely to see? More NRIs returning to contest in Indian Elections.
Articles on the topic
This Saudi based billionaire Prakash Rana will contest Himachal Pradesh assembly elections; see his mind-blowing house, helipad – Financial Express
Luxury life of Himachal by-poll’s candidate Prakash Rana – Daily Post
Himachal elections 2017: Prakash Rana, Saudi Arabia billionaire files nomination as independent candidate – Free Press Journal