Sanjeev Naik

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Sanjeev Ganesh Naik
Sanjeev naik-campaign1.jpg
Sanjeev Naik during 2009 campaign
Member of the India Parliament
for Thane
In office
June 3, 2009 – May 16, 2014
Preceded by Anand Paranjape
Succeeded by Rajan Vichare
Majority 49,020 (6.53%)
Personal details
Born (1972-04-15) 15 April 1972 (age 42)
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Political party Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Residence Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Religion Hindu(agri)

Sanjeev Ganesh Naik (born April 15, 1972) is an Indian politician, who became the first mayor of the satellite city of Navi Mumbai at the age of 23.[1] He is the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Member of the 15th Lok Sabha from Thane (Lok Sabha constituency) in Maharashtra state, elected in the Indian general election, 2009, and is the son of guardian minister for Thane and NCP member Ganesh Naik.[2]


12th pass (Maharashtra Board, Pune, 1995), According to an affidavit submitted to the Election Commission at the time of Lok Sabha Election, 2014.

Political career[edit]

Naik was first elected mayor of Navi Mumbai in May 1995 at the age of 23, then again in 2000.[3] In 2003, he was elected mayor for the third time.[4]

During his time in office, Naik help lead the establishment of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport initiative and initiated the funding of the Morbe dam project.[3][unreliable source?] During his third term as mayor, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation was awarded First Prize in the first Sant Gadge Baba Cleanliness Drive, a state-level corporation contest.[5]

Naik contested from the Thane Lok Sabha Constituency in the 2008 by-election, but was defeated by the Shiv Sena party candidate Anand Paranjape by 90,872 votes.[6]

Naik won the MP seat for Thane constituency in the 2009 Lok Sabha Election.

Naik and his volunteers have been known to indulge in vast PR and Internet campaigns. One such attempt has been edited out by Wikipedia, which attempted to portray the politician in a positive light.


  1. ^ "Sanjeev Naik is Navi Mumbai mayor". 2002-11-17. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Tough battle ahead for Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli constituencies". The Indian Express. 2002-03-26. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Biography, Sanjeev Naik's official website". Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  4. ^ Shailesh Gaikwad (2002-11-17). "NCP wins after cross-voting mela". Indian Express. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  5. ^ Joshi, Satyajit (2003-12-19). "In cleanliness, Pune is only second-best". Retrieved 2009-04-22. 
  6. ^ Sujay Mehdudia (2008-05-26). "Congress loses Lok Sabha by-elections". Chennai, India: The Hindu newspaper. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 

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