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|Anand Prakash Paranjape|
|Anand Prakash Paranjape|
|Member of Parliament|
May 16, 1970 |
|Political party||Nationalist Congress Party|
|Spouse(s)||Smt. Sonal Paranjpe|
Anand Prakash Paranjpe (Marathi: आनंद प्रकाश परांजपे) is an Industrialist and an elected member of the 15th Lok Sabha elections from Kalyan in Maharashtra, Representing the Nationalist Congress Party Party.
Anand Paranjpe was born on 16 May 1973 to Mother Supriya Paranjpe and Father Paranjape Prakash Vishvanath, who was also a member of the Shiv Sena party and served as a member of the Lok Sabha from 1996 until his death due to cancer.
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Anand Paranjpe Won the Lok Sabha seat from Kalyan, Maharashtra, India in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections defeating Nationalist Congress Party candidate Vasant Davkhare. He was the only Shiv Sena Member of Parliament to be elected from the Mumbai Thane region in the 15th Lok Sabha and since his election has been appointed as the Secretary of the Shiv Sena party. He was also member of 14th Lok Sabha by winning by-elections in May 2008 from Thane (Lok Sabha constituency)
Later he surprised everyone by appearing with Shri Sharad Pawar on stage at the time of TMC elections in thane . He praised leadership of Sri Pawar . He also publicly and on TV programmes blamed treatment given to him by shivsena. He felt they ridiculed him and insulted him. Shivsena leaders were shocked and felt betrayed by his act but surprisingly till date, 24th feb 2014 he is not removed from shivsena officially . He is still MP of shivsena party in the parliament. Shri Jitendra Awhad is close to shri Paranjpe and is supposed to be instrumental in his defection. Their photos appear together in hoardings and banners. Shri Paranjpe is likely to get ticket for MP election in 2014 from NCP . He is banking on the huge population of Brahmin voters in the kalyan dombivali belt as well as NCP grass root workers.He has also done lot of infrastructure work in his constituency.
He lost 2014 general election from Kalyan-Dombivli constituency on Nationalist Congress Party's ticket against Shive Sena's Shrikant Shinde with the margin of 250749 votes. He got 190,143 votes and Shrikant shinde got 440,892 votes. 
Footnotes and citations
- "NCP releases list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls". Sakaal Times. March 15, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
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