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A Chartered Accountant by profession, Kirit Somaiya forayed into politics during the student activists movement in 1975. Somaiya took part in the Jayaprakash Narayan movement and later joined the BJP. He was elected the MLA from Mulund in 1991 where he introduced significant Acts in the Maharashtra Assembly. Later he was elected to serve in the Parliament from Mumbai-North-East in 1999 and is serving his second term in the 16th Lok Sabha from the same constituency.
Kirit Somaiya Passed Chartered Account Exam, as a rank holder in all India merit list of first 50 in India. He did his Doctorate in Small Industries Protection, Finance from Mumbai University. As the MLA of Mulund Somaiya passed two pertinent Acts in the Maharashtra assembly - - Small Investors. Protection Act of Maharashtra, Repealing Coroners Court (Post Mortem) Act and introduced the Housing Society Conveyance Bill.
Political Timeline of Dr. Kirit Somaiya
1Sep. 2016: He became the Chairperson of Standing Committee on Labour. On 23 Sep. 2016 he was appointed as the member of Sub-Committee-VII (PPP Project) of Public Accounts Committee (2016-17).
29 Jan 2015: He became a Member of General Purposes Committee.
1 Sep. 2014 onwards: Member of- Public Accounts Committee; Standing Committee on Finance; Committee on Privileges; Consultative Committee, Ministry of Urban Development.
After two consecutive losses in the parliament elections, Somaiya retained his seat in Mumbai-North-East by defeating Sanjay Dina Patil of NCP. Soon he became a Chairperson of House Committee (12 June to 27 Nov. 2014).
He again contested and faced defeat in the 15th Lok Sabha elections. He lost the election by a margin of 2933 votes.
He was the Member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways for two years.
From 1999 to 2004, he served as the Member of Standing Committee on Finance, Standing Committee on Commerce and Industry, Committee on Petitions and Public Accounts Committee.
He was elected in 13th LokSabha elections from Mumbai-North-East where he defeated Adv Kamat Gurudas by a margin of 7276 votes. He lost the ensuing elections (2004) to INC's Kamat Gurudas.
He contested and won the assembly elections from Mulund in Maharashtra where he defeated INC's R.R Singh by a margin of 43,527 votes.
Somaiya took part in the Jayaprakash Narayan movement, where JP called for a revolt against the incumbent government culminating with a declaration of national emergency. He later joined the BJP and worked himself up the BJP's totem pole. Later he became a Vice President of B.J.P., Maharashtra. And then President, Bharatiya Janata Party in Mumbai Finally he was inducted in National body as a National Secretary of B.J.P.
Net Worth₹6.56 CRORE
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