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Former US candidate to stand for election

Nasik Swami
Friday, March 28, 2014

FROM the fast-paced life of busy American politics, to his homeland paradise in Fiji, Raman Velji has spent a great deal of his life involved in the often complex realm of politics.

And the 63-year-old is ready to do it again. This time for Fiji as he readies himself to either stand independently or join a political party at this year's general election in September.

The Nadi-born man, who left Fiji in 1969 to settle in the US, claimed he was the only Fijian to have ever contested in the US election and ran for the State Representative in 2000.

"I feel that with all the experience and knowledge that I have, I want to contribute something to the country of my birth.

"Presently, I have left all my options open, I have couple invitations but I have not made up my mind, I am in the process of doing that and hopefully, real soon, I will make a decision and start campaigning," Mr Velji said.

He said with such experience and knowledge, he had a lot to contribute.


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