Sanjay Nirupam

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Sanjay Nirupam
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Ex-Member of Parliament
Succeeded by Gopal Shetty
Constituency Mumbai North
Personal details
Born (1965-02-06) 6 February 1965 (age 49)[1]
Rohtas, Bihar, India
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Geeta Nirupam
Children Daughter, Shivani Nirupam
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Religion Hindu

Sanjay Brijkishorlal Nirupam is a three-time Member of Indian Parliament. He has served two terms as a nominated MP in the Rajya Sabha first of which was as a Shiv Sena member and the second as a Congress party member. He represented North Mumbai as an elected Congress member in the Lok Sabha.[2] He is a member of Parliamentary Committees like Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Finance Committee. He opened the 2013-14 budget debate for Congress Party in Parliament. He is the Secretary of AICC and also Secretary-in-Charge of the important state of Bihar. He is one of the National spokespersons of the Congress Party to express the Party's view on different issues on TV Channels. Nirupam lost to BJP candidate Gopal Shetty by a record margin and was humiliated in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.It was one of the biggest thrashing any Congress candidate got in the city of Mumbai and was welcomed by many people who were fed up by Mr Nirupam's abusive and arrogant behavior.[3] Nirupam has won the title of a loudmouth over the years following his conduct in public life.[4][5][6][7]

Early life[edit]

He was born in the baknaura village of Rohtas in Bihar. After completing his schooling in Rohtas, he moved to Patna in 1980 for higher Studies. During this time he took a keen interest in writing & extra circular activities along with completing his graduation (1984) with Honors in Political Science.


After completing his schooling in Rohtas, he moved to Patna in 1980 for higher Studies. During this time he took keen interest in active politics & extra circular activities along with completing his graduation (1984) with Honors in Arts, Political Science.[vague][not specific enough to verify]

He moved to New Delhi in 1986 and started his career as a journalist.

In 1988, he accepted an offer from “Indian Express Group” a sister publication of Indian Express which made him move to Mumbai.[citation needed]. Sanjay Nirupam was a part of Shiv Sena. He called Dilip Kumar as a Pakistani.[8] Nirupam made derogatory and fake allegations against Sunil Dutt due to which Mr Dutt filed a defamation case against Nirupam.[9] In 2005, Nirupam resigned from Shiv Sena.[10] He joined the Congress Party a month later.[11]

He highlighted the irregularity of the sale of Centaur hotel & fought for the rights of the employees.[clarification needed] In Parliament he sought clarification from Arun Shourie (the then Disinvestment Minister). Eventually all the cases against Arun Shourie were thrown out of the court and he was given a clean chit.[citation needed] He demanded for CBI probe for the transparency on the whole deal which was accepted by the UPA govt. after 2 years.[citation needed]

In a very short span of time Congress President Sonia Gandhi appointed him as the General Secretary of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee [MPCC] the State Unit of the Congress party. He worked as an election observer on behalf of All India Congress Committee [AICC] in three states Goa, Gujarat & Nagaland. In August 2008, he also took part in an Indian Reality Show named 'Bigg Boss'. He was evicted from the show in the first week on the basis of public vote.

Since last 10 years he has been organizing Wrestling Tournament with top ranked wrestlers at international level.[citation needed].He was defeated in 2014 loksabha election from Mumbai North constituency by a margin of more than 4.5 lakh votes. Unable to handle this humiliation, Nirupam made allegations that the EVM have been tampered with.[12] Nirupam is known for making controversial remarks and has often been in trouble because of that. He had once called Smriti Irani as a thumke Lagaani waali (one who dances on television for money).[13] Irani filed a defamation case against Nirupam for the same.[14] Mr Nirupam continued to make obnoxious statements even after the sound thrashing he received in Lok Sabha Elections. He described BJP and Shiv Sena MPs who were democratically elected by the people of Mumbai as 'Monkeys'.[15] Mr Nirupam broke the law on the 10th of October 2014 when inspite of not having clearance, he decided to hold a protest against the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Nirupam was booked for violating the code of conduct.[16] Mr Nirupam was accused of calling CAG Vinod Rai derogatory names by the latter[17]


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