Kshitij Thakur

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Kshitij Hitendra Thakur
क्षितीज ठाकूर
Bahujan Vikas Aghadi
Assumed office
Preceded byHitendra Thakur
ConstituencyVirar vasai
Member of Legislative Assembly for Nala Sopara, Maharashtra
Personal details
Political partyBahujan Vikas Aghadi
ResidenceVirar, Maharashtra, India

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, current M.L.A. of the region and previously 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 Palghar (formerly part of Thane ) district of Maharashtra. He was married on 29 January 2012 in Virar.[2]

He has been awarded for his contribution as a Young and Dynamic Philanthropist in year 2019. [3]

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 Nala Sopara. Kshitij Hitendra Thakur is one of the youngest members of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. 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.[4]