Maulesh Ukani, a Rajkot-based businessman who was publicly offered Lok Sabha ticket chose Dwaraka Dham over political power
Maulesh Ukani, a Rajkot-based businessman who was publicly offered Lok Sabha ticket chose Dwaraka Dham over political power

With the 2024 Lok Sabha elections fast approaching, the ticket distribution process has become a major point of contention. Many individuals are vying for the opportunity to run in the elections and are putting in their best efforts. In this highly competitive environment, where money and influence wield significant influence, an intriguing incident unfolded in Gujarat. On October 15th, the State BJP President, CR Patil, participated in a blood donation drive known as the Vishwabandhu Mega Blood Donation Camp. This event was organized by the Sarva Dharm Sambhav Samiti to commemorate the birthday of Maulesh Ukani, a businessman based in Rajkot.

Recognizing Ukani's impressive history of assisting others, State BJP President, CR Patil extended an opportunity for him to participate in the Lok Sabha elections. Yet, Ukani politely declined, explaining that he has no interest in politics and would rather visit Dwarka Dham than pursue political positions in Delhi or Gandhinagar. It's noteworthy that Ukani also serves on the board of trustees in Dwarakadheesh, a sacred town on India's western coastline. At a juncture when numerous influential individuals are making forays into politics, Ukani's stance has piqued the interest of the local Gujarati media.

Maulesh Bhai Ukani is a highly esteemed individual in Gujarat, recognized for his charitable initiatives. Amid the difficulties of the Covid-19 pandemic, he played a crucial role in delivering complimentary food and medicine to those in need. Ukani is also committed to arranging cost-free health check-up events for the elderly and socially disadvantaged individuals. Additionally, he is renowned for his support of girls' education and marriage. In his professional capacity, he serves as the founder and Managing Director of an Ban Labs Pvt Ltd, with a primary goal of generating employment opportunities for a wide range of individuals.

His philanthropic efforts have garnered him numerous accolades, even earning recognition from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Intriguingly, the invitation from the BJP State President for Ukani to venture into politics occurred during a charitable event held on his birthday. Notably, the blood donation camp at this event achieved a remarkable feat by collecting a volume of blood equivalent to at least six times Ukani's body weight in a single day. This outstanding accomplishment received considerable acclaim from the Gujarati media, commending Ukani for his praiseworthy contributions.

It's essential to emphasize that Patil's offer to Maulesh Bhai was far from a mere symbolic gesture. Ukani is a prominent member of the influential Kadva Patidar community, believed to be the descendants of Lord Rama's younger son, Kush. They are primarily concentrated in various regions of Gujarat, encompassing North, Central, South Gujarat, and Saurashtra. Their political influence is exemplified by the fact that the current Member of Parliament for the area, BJP leader Mohanbhai Kundariya, also belongs to the Kadva Patidar community. If Maulesh Bhai had accepted Patil's proposal, there was a substantial chance of him representing Rajkot in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

It's truly extraordinary and motivating to find that, even in an era where many are chasing after wealth and authority, there is a generous businessman in the heart of India whose primary focus is serving the public. Yet, this isn't entirely unexpected, given Maulesh Bhai's deep commitment to Lord Krishna, where letting go of attachment to the results of one's actions forms the core of all significant endeavors.

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