Kshitij Thakur

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Kshitij Hitendra Thakur
क्षितीज ठाकूर
Bahujan Vikas Aghadi
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Preceded by Hitendra Thakur
Constituency Nala Sopara
Member of Legislative Assembly(Suspended) for Nala Sopara, Maharashtra
Personal details
Citizenship Indian
Political party Bahujan Vikas Aghadi
Residence Virar, Maharashtra, India
Religion Hindu

Kshitij Thakur (Marathi: क्षितीज हितेंद्र ठाकूर) is an Indian politician. He is currently holding the office of Member of Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Nala Sopara in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is the son of Hitendra Thakur, the ex-M.L.A. of the region for four consecutive terms. He belongs to the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi party which has a strong base in the region of Vasai and Virar in Thane district of Maharashtra. He was married on 30 January 2012 in Virar.

Political career[edit]

Son of Hitendra Thakur[edit]

Kshitij Thakur's father, Hitendra Thakur was the M.L.A. of the region for four consecutive terms, the first as a candidate of the Indian National Congress and the next three as an independent candidate.

Vidhan Sabha Elections[edit]

In the 2009 Maharashtra state assembly elections, Hitendra Thakur stepped down voluntarily to make way for his son to enter Indian politics. After delimitation, the Vasai constituency was divided into Vasai and Nalasopara. In his first election Kshitij Thakur won with a margin of more than 40,000 votes. He got 89,284 votes, while his opposition Shiv Sena candidate Shirish Chavan got 48,502 votes. MNS aspirant Vivek Keluskar got 20,749 votes.[1]

Marriage[edit]

On 29 January 2012, Thakur tied the knot at a mass marriage function at Chandansar in Virar.[2] In the function, 1062 young couples across Thane district also got married along with Thakur. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, Manikrao Thakre, MP Sanjeev Naik, Vasant Davkhare, Ramdas Kadam, Gopal Shetty, Sanjay Raut, local MP Baliram Jadhav, filmstar and Virar boy Govinda, Aditya Pancholi, Johnny Lever, Milind Gunaji, diamond merchant Bharat Shah were present to bless the newly wedded couples. The Mayor of Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation Rajeev Patil and his deputy Sagir Dange welcomed the guests on a 200 acre open plot at Chandansar. For the first time in the state more than 1000 couples, in more than 16 mandaps, got married. The entire expense of this function was carried out by Viva Chritable Trust,

Controversies[edit]

On 19 March 2013, Kshitij along with four other MLAs were accused of beating an Assistant Police Inspector in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in Mumbai. This was after Kshitij had asked the House to summon the Police personnel for Breach of Privilege after he was stopped for speeding on the Bandra Worli Sea Link. Following the incident, he along with four other MLAs ; Ram Kadam from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, Rajan Salvi from the Shiv Sena, Jaikumar Rawal from the BJP and an independent Pradeep Jaiswal were suspended from the house till 31 Dec 2013. The Police are seeking legal consultation. Kshitij Thakur and Ram Kadam were arrested on 21 March 2013.[3]

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