Peerage for Indian tycoon who gave Tories £200,000


London: A Ugandan-born Indian business tycoon, who gave the Conservatives over £200,000 in donations, will be nominated for a British peerage by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Dolar Popat, who is a self-made multimillionaire, will get a seat in the House of Lords. He has an estimated fortune of £ 42 million, Daily Mail reported on May 27.

Popat’s family fled from Idi Amin’s regime, when he arrived from Uganda as a 17-year-old in 1971, he had just 10 pounds in his pocket.

He has helped bankroll Tory frontbenchers, including International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell and Cabinet Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.
Popat, 55, has also made a string of donations to fellow Ugandan-born MP Shailesh Vara’s constituency.

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