Meet richest MP, Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani, likely to take oath today in Modi 3.0

Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani

    Telugu Desam Partys Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani, who is the richest candidate to win the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, has been named in the new PM Narendra Modi-led cabinet. He has assets worth Rs 5,700 crore.

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Early life

    Born in Burripalem village in Andhra Pradeshs Guntur, Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani completed his MBBS from Osmania University and his residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania.

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    He has worked at Johns Hopkins University-Sinai Hospital for about five years as an attending physician, where he taught residents and medical students.

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Awards won

    Chandra Sekhar Pemmasani won the Ernst and Young Award as a young entrepreneur in 2020 in the US. He also founded the Pemmasani Foundation, which conducts health camps and provides drinking water to villages in Guntur and Narasaraopet.

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Lok Sabha 2024

    In the Guntur Lok Sabha seat, he replaced the two-time parliamentarian Jayadev Galla, who quit politics in January 2024.

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Richest candidate

    According to poll affidavits analysed by the Association of Democratic Reforms, Mr Pemmasani had the highest assets among the 8,360 candidates who contested the 2024 general elections,

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