Gajanan Kirtikar, Mumbai North West : Shiv Sena veteran seeks reelection as strong local voice in Parliament

16th LOK SABHA MP PROFILES: GAJANAN KIRTIKAR

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Gajanan Kirtikar seeks a second term from the Mumbai North West constituency: Pic: Facebook/Gajanankirtikar

Gajanan Kirtikar is the incumbent MP from Mumbai North West Constituency. A leader of the Shiv Sena Party, he served 19 years as an MLA from Malad assembly constituency. A veteran politician, he has also had a stint as the Home Minister of Maharashtra.  

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In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Gajanan Kirtikar (Shiv Sena) defeated Gurudas Kamat (INC) by 1,83,028 votes. The constituency, with 17,75,416 voters, had 50.57 % voter turnout in 2014 elections, of which Gajanan obtained 51.91% votes.  

Gajanan Kirtikar is running for reelection to the 17th Lok Sabha as part of the Shiv Sena’s alliance with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

Personal Information

  • Name: Gajanan Kirtikar
  • Age:     75 years
  • Constituency: Mumbai North West
  • Address: At 503, Snehdeep, 5th Floor Pahadi School Road No 2, Aarey Road, Goregaon(East) Mumbai 400063
  • Name enrolled as a voter in: 27 Mumbai North West (Maharashtra) constituency at Serial no 163 in Part no 182
  • Party: Shiv Sena
  • Term: 2014 – 2019
  • Email: gajanan.kirtikar@yahoo.com
  • Contact Number: 09821114872
  • Self Profession: Agriculturist, Salaried consultant
  • Educational qualifications: B.A. (Economics) from Mumbai University
  • No. of Criminal Cases: None

Assets & Liabilities

2014 2019
Movable assets 1,07,05,000 (self) + 51,08,000 (spouse) 2,39,74,000 (self) +46,54,000 (spouse)
Immovable assets 1,17,19,000 (self) + 2,44,00,000 (spouse) 3,42,83,000 (self) +4,24,80,000 (spouse)
Liabilities 22,57,000 40,23,000

All figures in INR. Source: myneta.info

Positions held

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee
  • Member, Standing Committee on Railways
  • Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Member, Telephone Advisory Committee for Mumbai (West-II)
  • Member, National Shipping Board.
  • Member, Sub-Committee-VII (PPP Project) of Public Accounts Committee (2016-17)

Source: Lok Sabha

MP Performance

Gajanan Kirtikar has performed well above average in terms of questions raised in parliament and the introduction of private member bills. He attained 100 percent attendance once during his five-year-tenure. His overall attendance during the tenure stands at 79%, which is slightly below the national average of 80%.

MP Attendance No of Debates No of questions asked Private Member’s Bill
Gajanan Kirtikar 79% 77 1017 8
National average 80% 67.1 293 2.3
State (Maharashtra) average 78% 68.6 607 4.8

Source: PRS Legislative Research

Some of the debates that the member has participated in are as follows:

He has introduced 8 private member bills during his tenure.

MP in news

During his tenure, Gajanan Kirtikar has come out in favour of the construction of the metro car shed in Aarey, even as residents opposed the plan to cut trees in the much needed lung space for the city.

The right-wing leader led a campaign for the naming of the Ram Mandir Railway station serving the Oshiwara locality.

He has agitated in front of the parliament along with fellow Shiv Sena MPs for the accordance of classical language status to Marathi.

MPLAD funds

As per data available until 2017, the MP had recommended works worth Rs. 9.28 crores. Some of the work recommended include:

  • Reconstruction of 16 seated toilet Near Chandsa Ali Darga, Niti, Powai, Andheri(East)
  • Construction of gymkhana, Meghwadi, Jogeshwai (East)
  • Construction of Paragollan and setting arrangement for senior citizen. MHADA plot Shivdham Dindoshi, Malad(East)
  • Construction of gutter and footpath Krantinagar, Appapada, Kandivali(East)
  • Reconstruction of lake Ganesh Ghat, Bangur Nagar, Goregaon(West)
Recommended amount Rs. 9,28,84,400
Sanctioned amount Not Available
Utilised amount Not Available

Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, GoI


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