Mumbai North constituency is comprised of seven assembly constituencies: Borivali, Dhaisar, Magathane, Kandivali East, Charkop, and Malad West. The constituency has seen the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Indian National Congress (INC) come to power twice each in the last four terms. This is the constituency where Bollywood actor Govinda, representing the INC, defeated veteran politician and current governor of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik. The INC is attempting the same formula for these elections by fielding Bollywood actress Urmila Mathondkar from the constituency.
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The Election Commission of India ( ECI ) has accepted nominations of 18 candidates; and rejected that of three. One candidate has withdrawn his candidacy.
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2014 Lok Sabha Elections
Incumbent MP: Gopal Chinayya Shetty
Mumbai North constituency saw a 53.07% voter turn out in the 16th Lok Sabha elections. The BJP candidate Gopal Shetty won the seat by a margin of 446582 votes.
|Name of candidate||Party||Votes secured||Vote share (over total votes polled )|
|Gopal Shetty||BJP||664004||70.14 %|
Source-Election Commission of India
Know your candidates
Gopal Chinnaya Shetty (BJP)
Prior to being an MP from Mumbai North, Shetty served the BJP in several other capacities. He was a Corporator for three terms; and a two time Member of Legislative Assembly( MLA )from the Borivali constituency.
Click here for a complete profile of the incumbent MP — his performance in Parliament, utilization of MPLAD funds, pending criminal cases and more.
Assets and Liabilities
|Movable Assets||Rs 3,44,51,703||Rs 5,94,20,029|
|Immovable Assets||Rs 6,11,66,186||Rs 9,81,15,203|
|Total||Rs 9,56,17,889||Rs 15,75,35,232|
More details about his finances and other credentials can be found in the affidavit submitted to the Election Commission of India.
Urmila Matondkar (INC)
Matondkar is a former Bollywood actor who started her career as a child actor in the 80s. She gained wide popularity and was considered one of the leading actors of Hindi cinema in the 90s. If she wins, she will win join a list of Bollywood female actors who have held seats such as Jaya Prada, Hema Malini and Kiron Kher.
While the constituency has previously seen Bollywood actor Govind win by defeating veteran politician Ram Naik; sitting MP and rival BJP candidate Gopal Shetty, however, seems unfazed and has stated that Urmila is “Bholi Bhali Ladki ” and zero in politics.
- Age- 48
- Contact No- 9821025938
- Email id- email@example.com
- Address – 901,Shantanu Chs Ltd, St Martin Road, Bandra, Mumbai-050
- Twitter- @OfficialUrmila
Assets and Liabilities
|Movable Assets (Self +Spouse )||Immovable Assets (Self +Spouse )||Total Assets||Liabilities|
|40,93,46,474+ 32,35,752 = 41,25,82,226||27,34,81,000+30,00,00= 27,64,81,000||68,90,63,226||18,94,201|
Complete details of Matondkar’s affidavit filed with the Election Commission of India (ECI ) can be found over here.
Pending criminal cases
|Manoj Kumar Jay Prakash Singh– 36,12th pass, Business||Bahujan Samaj Party||Elephant|
|Andrew John Fernandez-58, Post Graduate, Retired (Vice president, IndusInd Bank, IT department)||Hum Bhartiya Party||Ganna Kisan|
|Ankushrao Shivajiroa Patil– 51, Graduate, Agriculture Labour||Rashtriya Maratha Party||Battery Torch|
|Chandaliya Samay Singh Anand– 52, 5th pass, Retired||Bahujan Mukti Party||Cot|
|B.K.Gadhavi-74, Graduate, Social Worker||Independent|
|Dr Raies Khan: 46, Graduate, Doctor||Independent|
|Channu Sahadewrao Sontakkay– 57, Graduate, Retired||Bharat Prabhat Party||Ludo|
|Dr Pawan Kumar Pandey: 44,Doctorate, Advocate, Social Worker||Sarvodaya Bharat Party||Camera|
|Fateh Mohd. Mansuri Shaikh: 64, 5th Pass, Retired||Bhartiya Lokmat Rashtrwadi Party||Tractor chalata Kisan|
|Comrade Vilas Hiwale: 44, Literate, Labourer||Marxist Leninist Party of India (Red Flag )||Whistle|
|Milind Shankar Repe: 57, others, Job at TCS consultancy.||Independent|
|Sunil Uttamrao Torat: 48, Graduate, Business||Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi||Cup and Saucer|
|Ranjit Tiwari: 43, 5th Pass, Tailor||Naitik Party||Frying Pan|
|Akhtar Shaikh: 63, 10th Pass, Senior Citizen||Independent|
|Amol Jadhav:30,Graduate, Food Distributor||Independent|
|Bhagvatidan Karnidan Gadhavi: 74, Graduate, Social Worker||Independent|
Issues faced in the constituency
Activists have alleged that several open public spaces in Borivali -Kandivali belt have been encroached upon by trusts and organizations. They state that these spaces were built by Gopal Shetty when he was an MLA using MLA funds, but the authorities haven’t claimed it back. They claim the trusts and organizations that have encroached these spaces are connected to Shetty.
Residents of a Ganapat Patil Nagar, a slum community in Dahisar assembly constituency are planning on pressing the NOTA option as none of the political parties have been able to solve their issues. There are around 10,000 settlements and 15,000 eligible voters in the community, who have no access to water and electricity. They have to rely on the electricity and water mafia for access at high rates. They state that it only prior to elections that politicians visit them, make promises which they don’t keep.
A 2018 survey titled All India Survey on Governance Issues and Voting Behaviour by Association for Democratic Reforms found that residents of Mumbai North stated drinking water(50 %), better employment opportunities(41.28%), better roads(41.11) as the three most important requirements in the constituency.