Parag Shah

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Parag Kishorchandra Shah
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
In office
November 2019 – Incumbent
Preceded byPrakash Mehta
ConstituencyGhatkopar East
Personal details
Born (1969-08-16) 16 August 1969 (age 52)
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Nationality Indian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Websiteparagkshah.com

Parag Kishorchandra Shah is an Indian real estate developer and politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party.[1][2] In 2019, he was elected as Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly representing Ghatkopar East constituency.

Political career

In 2017, Shah contested Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika (BMC) election from ward 132 and won from there later.[2] He declared movable assets worth 670 crore (US$88 million) and immovable assets worth 20 crore (US$2.6 million) on his and his wife's name.[3] He was the richest contesting candidate in the election.[4]

Shah contested in 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election from Ghatkopar East constituency.[5] At this time, he declared his property worth 500.62 crore (US$66 million) and he was richest candidate in the election.[6] He won the election with margin of 53319 votes.[7][1]

References

  1. ^ a b "BJP's Parag Shah, the richest candidate in Maharashtra, wins with more than half the vote share in Ghatkopar East". Business Insider India. 24 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Richest candidate Parag Shah from BJP wins BMC elections". Hindustan Times. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  3. ^ Jain, Bhavika (9 February 2017). "BMC polls: BJP's Parag Shah is richest candidate, worth Rs 690 crore". The Economic Times. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Meet Parag Shah: Richest BMC candidate with Rs 690cr assets". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  5. ^ "With Rs 500 crore, BJP's Parag Shah is Maharashtra's richest contestant". The Times of India. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  6. ^ "At Rs 500.62 crore, BJP's Parag Shah is Mumbai's richest candidate". Hindustan Times. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  7. ^ Deshpande, Alok (25 October 2019). "Richest candidate wins by over 50,000 votes". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 March 2020.


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