Shooter Jaspal Rana eager to prove his mettle in politics too

February 2nd, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party

Dehradun, Feb 2, (ANI): Having brought glory to the country in the recent past through his sporting skills, ace shooter Jaspal Rana is enthusiastic about outshining his rivals in political theatre too.
Rana received a warm welcome from a large number of Bharatiya Janata Party supporters in Dehradun, as he arrived here on Monday.
“In years to come, Tehri will create a niche in the map of India. I have proved it through games, and now I am going to prove it in politics,” said Jaspal Rana, who has recently been chosen as BJPs candidate from Uttarakhands Tehri District for Lok Sabha elections.
Since being nominated by the BJP as one of its election candidates, Rana has already resigned as the brand ambassador of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
Jaspal Rana has won many accolades for his performances in shooting including the gold medals at the 1994 Asian Games at Hiroshima, the 2006 Asian Games at Doha and the Commonwealth Games at Melbourne at 2006.
He was conferred the Arjuna Award in 1994. (ANI)

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