Krishna Khopde

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Krishna Khopde
Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
for Nagpur East
Assumed office
2014
Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
for Nagpur East
In office
2009–2014
Succeeded bySatish Chaturvedi
Deputy Mayor of Nagpur
In office
1995–1996
Personal details
Born (1959-03-06) 6 March 1959 (age 63)
Nagpur, Bombay State, India
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Sandhya Khopde
ChildrenAbhilash & Rohit
OccupationPolitician
Websitewww.mahabjp.org

Krishna Pancham Khopde (born 6 March 1959) is also known as a member of the 13th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, in India. He represents the Nagpur East Assembly Constituency. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[1] He is BJP sitting member, having been a member of the 12 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly too.[2] Khopde in 2014 was the chief of the Nagpur City BJP.[3] In 2009 he created a major upset defeating 5 time MLA Satish Chaturvedi of the Indian National Congress. Khopde was a corporator in the Nagpur Municipal Corporation and a standing committee chairman.[4] Khopde is a high school dropout.[5]

His political career commenced in the early nineties, when he became President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (youth wing of the BJP) in Nagpur. At the age of 33, Khopde became the Municipal Corporator of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation and served as corporator for 5 consecutive terms, in 1992 to 2014. He was the Deputy Mayor elected in Nagpur Municipal Corporation India, when he served as the Deputy Mayor of Nagpur Municipal Corporation at the age of 36, in 1995-1996.

Early life

Khopde was born to Kamla Khopde and Pancham Khopde. His parents have 4 sons & 4 daughters.

Early career

He was an active member of Indian National Congress before joining BJP.

Family and personal life

Krishna Khopde married Sandhya in 1991. They have two sons named Abhilash & Rohit.

Political career

In 1992, at age 33, Khopde was elected as a Corporator from Satnami Nagar ward. Three years later Khopde became the Deputy Mayor of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation. In 2008, he was elected to the Standing Committee Chairman Nagpur Municipal Corporation. In 2009 he was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly[6] for the first time. He was serving his second term as MLA as of 2014.

Positions held

Within BJP

  • Office Bearer, Nagpur (East) BJP
  • Nagpur President, BJYM
  • Nagpur President, BJP (24 March 2012 to 12 Jan 2013)
  • Re-elected Nagpur President, BJP Since 12 Jan 2013

Legislative

References

  1. ^ "Results of Maharashtra Assembly polls 2014". India Today. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election 2009, to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 7. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  3. ^ Viibhav, Ganjapure; Chakraborty Proshun (29 September 2014). "Fight of crorepatis in all Nagpur seats". Times of India. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Corporators do well in larger arena". Times of India. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  5. ^ Ganjapure, Vaibhav (7 October 2014). "Only 31% Maharashtra MLAs are graduates, 11% postgraduates". Times of India. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Electiontrends.in".
  7. ^ "Sports Journalists' Association of Nagpur".
  8. ^ "Live Nagpur East (Maharastra) Assembly Election Results 2019 Updates, Winner, Runner-up Candidates 2019 Updates, Vidhan Sabha Current MLA and Previous MLAs".
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