Damodar Barku Shingada

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Shingada Damodar Barku
Constituency Dahanu
Personal details
Born (1954-10-01) 1 October 1954 (age 62)
Dahanu, Palghar district, Maharashtra
Political party INC
Spouse(s) Sangita Damodhar Shingda
Children 1 son and 2 daughters
Residence Dahanu

Shingada Damodar Barku (born 1 October 1954) was a five-time member of the Lok Sabha in 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 14th Lok Sabha of India, representing the Dahanu constituency of Maharashtra state. He is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party.

Corresponding results of elections in the year: 1980: Damodar Shingada, Indian National Congress 1984: Damodar Shingada, Indian National Congress 1989: Damodar Shingada, Indian National Congress 1991: Damodar Shingada, Indian National Congress 2004: Damodar Shingada, Indian National Congress

Mr Damodar Shingda has a strong support of a heavyweight politician from Dahanu Rd named Shashikant Bari(Ex-Mayor of Dahanu).

Mr Shingda lost the Lok Sabha election 2009 to an Independent candidate Mr Baliram Jadhav.

The reasons for lost have been reported as: 1)Virar-Vasai belt MLA Mr Hitendra Thakur putting his weight behind Baliram jadhav,due to internal differences with Mr. Shingda. 2)The Delimitation process,which made Mr.Shingda lose his votebank to the neighbouring constituency. 3)Also,the Nationalist congress Party workers not extending full support to Mr Shingda,even though there was a tie up between the INC and NCP at national level.

Later,Mr.Baliram Jadhav extended his conditional support to the INC at the centre, and demanded for establishment of Vasai-Virar Municipal corporation.

Mr Ashok Chavan,the chief minister of Maharashtra, took the support from Baliram jadhav with the consent of Mr. Damodar Shingda.


Shingda was all set to field his son Sachin Shingda as a MLA candidate from Palghar, but the seat was awarded to Rajendra Gavit.Sachin Shingda is a youth and dynamic politician and has a strong networking base in Dahanu Rd. Now Mr. Sachin Shingada is a Sarpanch Of Pali-Posheri Group Grampanchyayat.