Mumbai North Central constituency is comprised of six assembly constituencies: Vile Parle, Chandivali, Kurla, Kalina, Vandre East, Vandre West.
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The constituency is very diverse, comprising areas such as Vile Parle and Bandra West where the upper class elite including several Bollywood actors reside, and on the other hand areas such as Kurla and Chandivali which have large slum communities. The constituency is knownfor its low voter turnout, having had a meagre 39.52 % voters turn up for the 2009 elections, and 48.66 % in the 2014 elections.
The nominations of 20 candidates from different political parties or standing independently have been accepted by the Election Commission of India (ECI). 4 nominations have been rejected, and 3 candidates have withdrawn their candidature.
Note – Map for representation purpose | Source – http://datameet.org
2014 Lok Sabha Elections
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections 48.6% of the 1737084 electors cast their votes. Out of that Poonam Mahajan won 56.6 % of the votes winning by a margin of 186771 votes.
|Top Candidates||Party||Votes Secured||Vote share (Over total votes polled)|
|Poonam Mahajan||BJP||478535||56.6 %|
|Anand V Shinde||BSP||10124||1.2%|
Source- Election Commission of India
Know your candidates
Poonam Mahajan (BJP)
Mahajan is the incumbent MP from the Mumbai North Central constituency, and is the current president of BJP’s youth wing. She is the daughter of former BJP politician Pramod Mahajan.
Click here for her complete profile — personal details, performance as MP, and utilization of MPLAD funds.
Assets and Liabilities
|Year||Total Assets (Movable +Immovable)(in Rs)||Total Liabilities
Mahajan’s assets have diminished by 98% from 2014 to 2019. She states the failure of her husband’s business and the repayment of the previous liabilities as the reason for decline in assets.
Priya Dutt (INC)
Priya Dutt is a former two-time MP who has represented Mumbai North West and Mumbai North Central constituencies. She is daughter of the late actor-turned-politician Sunil Dutt and actor Nargis Dutt, and sister of actor Sanjay Dutt.
Priya Dutt contested and won the bye poll elections in 2005 from the Mumbai North West seat after her father who had held the seat passed away. She got reelected in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, but from the Mumbai North Central constituency.
During her first term she was member of
- Committee on Empowerment of Women
- Ccommittee on Transport, Tourism and Culture.
During her second term she was member of
- Committee on Urban Development
- Committee on Empowerment of Women
- Consultative committee (Ministry of Women and Child Development)
Priya Dutt contested the 2014 Lok Sabh from the same seat but lost to Poonam Mahajan of the BJP.
- Education- BA ( Sociology); Post Graduate Diploma(T.V production)
- Self profession- Social worker, Investor, Business
- Contact N0- (022) 26004583/9833421616
- Address – C-1/27, Pandora Park, New Delhi
- Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter- @PriyaDutt_INC
Dutt has developed a manifesto outlining her vision for the Mumbai North Central constituency, which can be accessed here.
Pending Criminal Cases
Assets and Liabilities
|Year||Total Assets (in Rs)||Total Liability (in Rs)|
Details of her affidavit filed for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections can be found here.
Sneha (Sagar) Kale (Independent )
Sneha Kale will be the first transgender candidate to contest from Mumbai. She has stated that by standing and competing in elections, she would like to fight for the rights of the transgender and other marginalized communities.
|Total Assets (in Rs)||Total Liabilities|
- Age – 27
- Contact No: 7304093696
- Email id: email@example.com
Pending criminal cases
Details of her affidavit filed with the Election Commission of India can be found here.
|Name||Party||Party Symbol||Pending Criminal Cases||Total Assets (in Rs)||Total Liabilities (in Rs)|
|Abdul Rehman Anjaria: 46, Doctorate, Business profession||Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi||Cup and Saucer||0||10,00,402||17,09,730|
|Akshay Kachru Sanap: 27, 12th pass, Trainer in Fitness center||Independent||0||1,71,000||1,00,000|
|Ankush Karande: 60,5thpass,Retired Officer/Worker||Independent||0||51,82,791||11,00,000|
|Feroz Shaikh; 46, Post Graduate, Advocate||Jan Adhikar Party||Dolli||0||98,78,738||2,36,327|
|Noorudin Syed: 48,8th pass, Partnership Business||Independent||1||8,99,830||2,60,300|
|Rajesh Bhavsar: 52, 12th pass, SocialWorker||Bharatiya Manavadhikaar Federal Party||Biscuit||5||69,417||0|
|Milind Kamble: 35,Graduate, Transport Business||Bharath Jan Aadhar Party||Fountain||0||28,92,431||4,74,321|
|Mohammad Shaikh: 44, 10th pass, Business||Peace Party||Glass Tumbler||0||13,98,000||0|
|Mehendi Iqbal Sayyed: 33, 8th pass, Signage fabrication business||Ambedkar National Congress||Gramophone||0||5,31,200||0|
|Imran Mustafa Khan:39, Graduate,Business||Bahujan Samaj Party||Elephant||0||2,66,22,008||56,44,317|
|Joy Bhosle: 49,12th Pass, Property consultant||Independent||0||87,61,000||8,00,000|
|Mohammad Shah: 47,12th Pass, Business||All India Minorities Front||Diamond||0||11,50,550||2,00,000|
|Mohammad Sidiqque: 36,5th pass,Sales of clothes||Independent||0||37,364||0|
|Harshvardhan Pandey: 29, Graduate||Independent||0||85,11,000||54,29,000|
|Sundar Padmuk:49, Graduate, Tea sale||Independent||0||6,35,500||0|
|Vansh Yadav: 54, Graduate, Advocate- High Court(Bombay)||Independent||0||1,13,19,000||0|
Issues in the constituency
A survey in 2018 titled by A Survey on Governance Issues and Voting Behaviour by the Association for Democratic Reforms found that residents of Mumbai North Central considered better employment opportunities (51.44 %), Traffic congestion (42 %), Noise Pollution (41.26 %) as the most pressing issues in the constituency.
Voters of the constituency who live in the vicinity of the airport are reported to have expressed grievance over the stringent rules in effect in the locality that are making it impossible to repair the buildings of residence which are very old and crumbling. Rehabilitation of residents in the densely populated slum areas is also an issue.
Waste and lack of healthcare facilities are also critical issues among lower-income voters in Kurla east.