Ace Shooter Jaspal Rana, BJP Candidate from Uttarkhand

published on January 30, 2009

New Delhi, Jan 29: Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday announced that it will field ace Indian Shooter Jaspal Rana from Tehri constituency in Uttarkhand

The announcement was made by BJP Central Election Committee secretary and party spokesman Ananth Kumar.

He was a gold medallist at the 1994 Asian Games, 2006 Commonwealth Games, and 2006 Asian Games. At present, Rana coaches at the Jaspal Rana Institute of Education and Technology in Dehradun.

Rana made his national début at the age of 12, at the 31st National Shooting Championship at Ahmedabad and won won a Silver Medal. He shot into Standard Pistol shooting fame when he won a Gold at the 46th World Shooting Championship (Junior Section) with a world record score at Milan, Italy, in 1994.

In 1994, he was awarded Arjuna Award, the second highest award for achievement in sport, by the Indian government. Rana is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party since last few years.

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