Aatral Ashok Kumar: From Wealthy Educator to Erode's Resilient Candidate

Aatral Ashok Kumar, AIADMK's candidate from Erode, was the wealthiest of the 950 MP candidates in Tamil Nadu's April 19 Lok Sabha polls with assets over Rs 500 crore. Despite a strong campaign, Kumar was defeated by DMK's KE Prakash, losing by 236,566 votes. His educational and business achievements are notable.


PTI | Chennai | Updated: 05-06-2024 13:22 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 13:22 IST
Aatral Ashok Kumar: From Wealthy Educator to Erode's Resilient Candidate
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Aatral Ashok Kumar, the AIADMK contestant from Erode, stood out as the wealthiest candidate among the 950 aspirants in Tamil Nadu's April 19 Lok Sabha polls, declaring assets worth over Rs 500 crore.

Despite his spirited campaign and significant financial backing, Kumar was unable to withstand the DMK wave, with KE Prakash of the ruling party securing victory by a margin of 236,566 votes in the western constituency.

Kumar, who garnered 3,25,773 votes out of the 10,93,423 polled, had earlier reported net assets of Rs 583.48 crore, distinguishing himself not only as a debutant politician but also as a prominent educationalist and businessman.

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