Prashant Thakur

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Prashant Thakur
Member of Legislative Assembly Maharashtra
Assumed office
21 October 2009
Preceded byHimself on Indian National Congress ticket
Personal details
Political partyBhartiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Varsha Thakur

Prashant Thakur is an Indian politician from Maharashtra. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Early life

Thakur was born in Panvel on 5 August 1974, son of Ramsheth Changu Thakur and Shakuntala Thakur.[1] Ramsheth Thakur is a former Member of Parliament (MP). Thakur started studying civil engineering but left after his second year.

He married Varsha Thakur and raised 2 children.[citation needed]

Political career

Thakur was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Panvel, Maharashtra in the 2009 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election as a candidate from the Bharatiya Janata Party.[2]

He served as Chairman of CIDCO, a politician in Panvel contested the 2014 Maharashtra Elections.

Thakur became President of the Raigad District Youth Congress Committee in 2005. He then became the President of the Panvel Municipal Corporation in 2006 and served until 2009.[3]

Thakur is a member of the Board of Directors at Janardan Bhagat Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha in Panvel. He is the Managing Director at Shahu Institute of Information Technology Pvt. Ltd.

He serves as Managing Director of the Shahu Institute of Information Technology and the Director of Malhar Network - the core entity which organizes the popular Malhar Mahotsav at CKT College, Panvel.[4]


Thakur changed parties during his career. He first joined the PWP party. He then joined Congress party and then joined BJP. Former Uran MLA Vivek Patil warned Thakur to file PIL against him. He said "Thakur had used unfair means to acquire land for sports complex in Ulwe".[5] The Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government removed Thakur as chairman of CIDCO, which was building the Navi Mumbai international airport with a private player.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "MLA Prashant Thakur » MLA Panvel, BJP President Raigad District & CIDCO President". 24 July 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  2. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Prashant Thakur bio". Retrieved 7 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Shri Ramshet Thakur Social Welfare Organisation organised Malhar Mahotsav in Navi Mumbai - Times of India".
  5. ^ "Thakur family bent rules to get land for sports complex, parking lot: PWP | Navi Mumbai News - Times of India".
  6. ^ "Maharashtra Govt Removes BJP MLA Prashant Thakur As Cidco Chairman". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 7 November 2021.

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