Mumbai N-W candidates: Son of the soil, former Mumbai North MP and UP MLA seek votes from diverse base

LOK SABHA CONSTITUENCY ROUND-UP: MUMBAI NORTH WEST

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Incumbent Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar will contest against INC candidate and former MP Sanjay Nirupam; Credit -Facebook

Mumbai North West constituency is comprised of six assembly constituencies- Jogeshwari East, Dindoshi, Goregaon, Varsova, Andheri West, Andheri East.The constituency has diverse demographics having, in addition to the large base of Marathi voters, over 3.5 lakh North Indian voters and 1.2 lakh South Indian voters. Over 3 lakh Muslim voters also make for a a strong presence in the constituency.

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The Election Commission of India( ECI) has accepted the nominations of 21 candidates representing various political parties or standing independently.While one candidate has withdrawn his candidacy, the body has rejected 5 applications.

Note – Map for representation purpose | Source – http://datameet.org

2014 Lok Sabha Elections 

50.4 percent of the 1775416 electors from the constituency voted in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, with the Shiv Sena candidate winning by a margin of 183028 votes.

Name of Candidate  Party  Votes Secured  Vote share ( Over total votes polled ) 
Gajanan Chandrakant Kiritkar SHS 464820 51.77
Kamat Gurudas Vasant INC 281792 31.38
Mahesh Waman Manjrekar MNS 66088 7.36
Mayank Ramesh Gandhi AAP 51860 5.36
Bhole Pushpa Milind BSP 10275 1.14
NOTA 10997 1.23

Source- Election Commission of India

Know your candidates 

Gajanan Kirtikar (SHS)

Kirtikar is the incumbent candidate representing Mumbai North west constituency. Prior to being an MP, he had  served 4 terms as an MLA from the Malad (West ) Assembly constituency from 1990 to 2009.

Click here for his complete profile — personal details, performance as MP, and utilization of MPLAD funds.

Assets and Liabilities 

Year  Total Assets (Rs) Total Liabilities (Rs)
2014 5,83,52,000 22,57,000
2019 10,53,92,000 40,23,000

The MP’s total assets grew by 80 percent from 2014 to 2019

Source-myneta.info

Sanjay Nirupam (INC)

Nirupam is a former MP from the Mumbai North constituency where he had won in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. He competed in the 2014 elections from the same constituency but lost to Gopal Chinnaya of the BJP. Prior to joining the Indian National Congress, he was a two time Rajya Sabha MP representing Shiv Sena in 1996 and 2000. He contested the Mumbai North West constituency in 2004 representing Shiv Sena, but wasn’t successful.

Personal details

  • Age- 54
  • Contact No- 9821345666, 022-26311666
  • Email id- sanjaynirupam@gmail.com
  • Address- 2403/04, Beverly Hills Building NO T-36, shastri Nagar Andheri West Mumbai-400053
  • Self Profession- Business
  • Facebook- @sanjaynirupam
  • Twitter- @sanjaynirupam

During his tenure as an MP he was

  • Member, Committee on Energy (2009)
  • Member, Consultative committee- Ministry of communication and Information Technology (2009)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges(2009)
  • Member, Hindi Salahkar Samiti – Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation( 2010)
  • Member, India- China Parliamentary Friendship Group (2010)

Pending criminal cases 

Nirupam has 11 pending cases; cases against him include 2 charges related to disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant (IPC section 188); 2 charges related to wrongful restraint( IPC section 341); 2 charges related to mischief causing damage to the amount of 50 rupees ( IPC section 427); 1 charge related to defamation( IPC section 499) and several others.

Assets and Liabilities 

Year Total Assets (Rs) Total Liabilities (Rs)
2009 2,24,17,801 37,27,000
2014 5,72,90,996 37,27,000
2019 12,20,93,505 83,99,569

His assets grew by over 150 percent from 2009 to 2014.

Source-myneta.info

Complete details of the affidavit submitted by Nirupam to ECI can be accessed here.

Subhash Passi(SP) 

Passi is with the Samajwadi Party, and  a current Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA ) from Saidpur Assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Personal details

  • Age- 57
  • Contact Number- 9619704820, 8765955073
  • Address- Mohalla ward No. 3, Malviya Nagar, Nagar Panchayat Saidpur Distt. Ghazipur
  • Facebook- Subhash Pasi Mla

Pending Criminal Cases 

Passi has 1 criminal case pending against him that involves 1 charge related to mischief by injury to public road, bridge, river or channel (IPC section-431); 1 charge related to cheating and dishonesty inducing delivery of property (IPC section 420); 1 charge related to forgery of security, will etc (IPC section 467) and 1 charge related to forgery for purpose of cheating (IPC section 468).

Assets and Liabilities 

Year Total Assets (Rs) Total Liabilities(Rs)
2017 40,82,25,865 7,15,00,000
2019 64,20,45,035 8,05,00,000

Passi’s assets grew by 57% from 2017 to 2019.

Source- myneta.info

Complete details of the affidavit submitted to the ECI by Passi can be accessed here.

Other Candidates

Name  Party  Party Symbol  Pending criminal cases Total Assets (in Rs)
Abusalim Arunhuq Shank: 48, 10th Pass, Business Rashtriya Ulama Council Mixee 0 2,64,600
Aftab Mashwood Khan:43,8th Pass,Real Estate Agent Independent 0 80,62,800
Ajay Dubey: 29,Post Graduate, Advocate Jan Adhikar Party Helicopter 0 5,76,000
Arora Surinder Mohan:64,Graduate, Industrialist Bharat Jan Adhaar Party Computer 0 33,66,82,905
Chandrashekar Sharma: 42, Business Bharatiya Manavadhikaar Federal Party Biscuit 1 94,03,436
Chhaya Tiwari: 41, 8th pass, Housewife Janata Congress Ganna Kisan 0 91,05,737
Dharmendra Pal: 42, 10th Pass, Business Rashtravadi Kranti Dal Door Bell 0 4,85,000
Harishankar Yadav:48, 10th Pass Aapki Apni Party( Peoples ) Battery Torch 0 12,000
Madan Agarwal: 55, Graduate Independent 0 6.18.31.318
Mitesh Varshney: 27,Post Graduate , Advocate Independent 1 1,86,373
Prabhakar Sadhu: 47, 8th Pass Independent 0 52,000
Sanjay Sakpal: 48, Graduate, Service Independent 0 70,000
Shakuntala Kushalkar: 47,Illiterate, Housewife Prabuddha Republican Party Truck 0 1,01,11,000
Shashkiant Kadam:46, Graduate, Advocate Independent 1 1,89,52,783
Sonkamble Tukaram: 33, Graduate Independent 0 1,41,658
Suresh Shetty: 46,8th pass, Business Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi Cup and Saucer 0 9,54,52,500
Vijay Koyale: 49,8th pass, Farm and Painting work Rashriya Maratha Party Bat 0 65,25,000
Vijendra Kumar Rai:37, Post Graduate, Advocate Independent 1 2,64,56,906

Issues in the Constituency 

A survey in 2018 titled A Survey on Governance Issues and Voting Behaviour by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) found residents of Mumbai North West to have stated employment opportunities (50.05%), traffic congestion(42.25%), water and air pollution (39.22 %) as the three most pressing issues in the constituency.

The proposed construction of a car shed for Metro Phase 3 across 165 hectares of plot in Aarey Milk colony(in Goregaon)which will involve the felling of over 2000 trees has met a strong backlash from citizens. Over 33,000 suggestion and objections were submitted by citizens against this move by Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation.


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