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Gopal Shetty
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
15 May 2014
Preceded bySanjay Nirupam
ConstituencyMumbai North
Majority4,46,582 (47.18%)
MLA, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
In office
2004–2014
Preceded byHemendra Mehta
Succeeded byVinod Tawde
ConstituencyBorivali
Personal details
Born1954
Bombay, Bombay State, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ChildrenRakesh Shetty,Tushar Shetty Jyoti Shetty
Residence(s)Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Websitegopalshetty.com

Gopal Chinayya Shetty is an Indian politician. He is a member of parliament from Mumbai North. Previously, he was a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from the Borivali Vidhan Sabha constituency.He is currently the Member of Parliament for Mumbai-North constituency

He was the president of the Mumbai unit of Bharatiya Janata Party.[1]

He has also served the Bharatiya Janata Party in various capacities from Mandal secretary to the president of Mumbai BJP.

In 2016, Shetty surrendered public land, including the Poinsur Gymkhana, Kamla Vihar Sports Complex and Veer Savarkar Udyan plots, which had been directly or indirectly placed under his control.[2][3]

Shetty, BJP candidate, won in 2019 Indian general elections against Congress party (INC)candidate Urmila Matondkar in North constituency of Mumbai by a whopping margin of 4,65,247 votes.[4][5]

Controversies

His remarks about farmer suicide created ruckus in media, later he clarified he was misquoted.

“Not all farmers’ suicides happen due to unemployment and starvation. A fashion is going on. A trend is on,” [6]

He was slammed by activist and opposition for his 'sexist' private member's bill in Lok Sabha.[7]

He stoked a controversy by saying Christians did not participate in freedom movement.[8] Allege corruption in utilization of open spaces.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Gopal Shetty replaces Chavan as BJP's Mumbai chief". daijiworld.com. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  2. ^ "BJP MP Gopal Shetty 'allowed' 9 open spaces to be encroached". Mumbai Mirror. 7 January 2019.
  3. ^ Parab, Bhagwan (19 January 2016). "Gopal Shetty to surrender plots". The Asian Age.
  4. ^ "Trends at 4 pm: Manoj Kotak celebrates with party workers as BJP-Shiv Sena sweep Mumbai". Mumbai Mirror. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Congress' Urmila Matondkar Loses To BJP's Gopal Shetty By 4.6 Lakh Votes". HuffPost India. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  6. ^ "BJP MP Gopal Shetty says farmer suicides a 'fashion'". Deccan Chronicle. 19 February 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  7. ^ Makar; Gadgil. "BJP MP's 'regressive' bill slammed by activists". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  8. ^ Makar; Gadgil. "Watch: Mumbai MP Gopal Shetty says Christians were like the Brits during freedom struggle". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Gopal Shetty, Mumbai North: Mired in corruption charges and controversies, MP seeks another term". Citizen Matters. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.