Nitin Sardesai

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Nitin Vijaykumar Sardesai
Born (1963-12-22) 22 December 1963 (age 53)[1]
Nationality Indian
Occupation Politician

Nitin Sardesai is a politician from the Maharashtra state of India. He belongs to the political party of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and is a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly since 2009.[2]

Political career[edit]

Sardesai has been friends with Raj Thackeray, the founder and president of MNS, since their college days. He is a partner with Thackeray in the real estate agency called "Matoshree Infrastructure".[3] He is also the General Secretary and Chief Coordinator of MNS[4] and president of Hawai Karmachari Sena (HAKSE), the wing of MNS which works for the Air Services employees.[5] HAKSE was launched in November 2008 as a labour union in aviation sector.[6] Earlier in October 2008, more than 1900 employees were sacked by Jet Airways but were taken back after MNS staged protests.[7][8]

After formation of MNS in 2006, the party contested its first state assembly elections in 2009. Sardesai contested from the Mahim constituency of Mumbai and won. He defeated Sadanand Saravankar of Indian National Congress and actor-politician Aadesh Bandekar of Shiv Sena.[9] In the 2014 Assembly elections, he was defeated by INC-return Shiv Sena turncoat and former MLA Sadakant "Sada" Sarvankar.


  1. ^ Minhas, Geetanjali (8 November 2011). "Maharashrta Navnirman Sena's Nitin Vijaykumar Sardesai report card". Governance Now. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Mishra, Ambarish; Shivadekar, Sanjeev (29 November 2012). "Sena wants to end MNS raj in Dadar with Shivaji Park memorial demand: Observers". Times of India. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Sen, Manjula (26 October 2008). "The Man Who Would Be King". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Central Executive Committee". Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hawai Karmachari Sena". Maharashtra Navnirman Sena. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Raj Thackeray sets up aviation, railway unions". 24 November 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  7. ^ Sen, Somit (25 November 2008). "Raj takes on Sena with new aviation union". Times of India. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jet Airways boss Goyal discusses lay-off issue with Raj Thackeray". The Economic Times. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Statistical Report on General Election, 2009 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra (pdf). New Delhi: Election Commission of India. p. 413.