Praful Patel

Praful Patel

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Praful Patel (born February 17, 1957, Kolkata) is a member of the Lok Sabha of India. He currently holds the title of Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries. He belongs to Gondia, a district in Maharashtra.

Political career

He is the son of prominent Congressman, Late Shri Manoharbhai Patel. He studied at Campion School, Mumbai, then graduated in commerce from Sydenham College of Mumbai, prior to joining the family business. Further he is one of the few politicians who does not draw a salary from the government. He has been Patel was elected as a member of the Lok Sabha in 1991 at the age of 34. He was then elected three times consecutively to the 10th, 11th, and 12th Lok Sabhas. In April 2000 he was chosen to Rajya Sabha .and again reelected in April 2006. He is currently a member of the 15th Lok Sabha

Apart from his political activities, Patel is also a very successful businessman.

On May 16, 2009, Senior NCP leader and Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Praful Patel secured victory from Bhandara-Gondiya ( Maharashtra) with a margin of 2,47,721 votes in Vidarbha region.In his long Parliamentary career he has been member of several Parliamentary Committees, notably Finance, Civil aviation, Environment and Forests, Foreign Affairs to name a few. He was the Chairman of the Indo-Uk Parliamentary Forum and Founder Member of the Indo-Us Parliamentary Forum.Shri Praful Patel was awarded the CAPA (Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation)Aviation...
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