As a Shiv Sena-Bhartiya Janata Party candidate,
I am once again contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from
your North-Central Mumbai Loksabha Constituency. It is my sincere
appeal that you cast your valuable vote to me.
You are aware of my in-depth personal achievements.
Yet, to refresh your memory, I am a Post Graduate and have done
my M.A., LL.B.
I am leading my professional career for the past forty-two years.
Through 'Kohinoor Classes', forty-two years back, I started educating
students. Today, around twenty-five thousand students pass out
from Joshis Kohinoor Technical Institute every year. With
the passage of time, the scope and boundaries of Kohinoor Technical
Institute have expanded. In addition, my son along with the Institute
has also involved himself in the construction and hotel business.
With my son totally involved in the professional activities of
the Institute, the construction business & the hotel business,
I have absolved myself from these activities for the past ten
The honorable Shiv Sena Pramukh Shri. Balasaheb
Thackeray, is my mentor with whom I am fortunate to work for the
past thirty-seven years in a social and political spectrum. I
have slowly and surely climbed the rungs of the ladder of success
as Shiv Sena Leader, Corporator of Mumbai Municipal Corporation,
Chairman of the Standing Committee of Mumbai Municipal Corporation,
Mayor of Mumbai, Member of Maharashtra Legislative Council, Leader
of Opposition of Maharashtra State Assembly and Chief Minister
of Maharashtra, Cabinet Minister in the Central Government and
Loksabha Speaker. This is all due to the blessings of you all,
the Shiv Sena & Bhartiya Janata Party. I have worked under
the able guidance of Honorable Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji and
Honorable Shri. Balasaheb Thackeray. Whenever I have worked on
any assignment, I have sincerely spared no efforts to do full
justice in my endeavors to complete the job.
Because of your valuable vote given to me, I could
ably work in Mumbai, Maharashtra and Hindustan.
Shiv Sena and Bhartiya Janata Party along with certain
other political parties have decided to contest the coming Loksabha
Elections. This coalition has prepared an agenda for national
well-being. The agenda spells and endorses Stability, Able Administration,
Prosperity and International Credibility. National Democratic
Alliance (N.D.A.) Government has done excellent work and wants
to bring about A New, Able, and Strong Bharat. This
is what National Democratic Alliance (N.D.A.) is determined to
achieve.In my Loksabha Constituency, I have distributed the current
years calendars at the back of which I have enumerated various
assignments that I have completed. Every month, on a regular basis
I have visited my constituency at least six times and held Janta
Darbars where I have reviewed many important pressing problems.
I have completed enumerable work.
Some important assignments are as follows:
WORD FULLFILLED AS COMMITMENT:
During the past forty years, connecting Kurla (East)
and Kurla (West) was a problem in Nehru Nagar State Assembly Constituency.
It is going to take long time to complete Santacruz-Ghatkopar
Flyover. With my continued efforts, I could get sanction and allocation
of Rupees Ten Crore from the Railway Ministry for an underground
tunnel (sub-way) connecting Kurla (East) and Kurla (West) and
the work is in progress. I have the pleasure to announce completion
of one promise made.
Twice on mega basis, Health Camps were conducted
at Dharavi and Antop Hill, Wadala. Each Health Camp had an expenditure
of Rupees Twenty-five to Thirty Lakh. The response to these Health
Camps was overwhelming and the camps proved to be very beneficial
to the poor citizens. Around Thirty-five to Forty Thousand such
people got medically examined and were treated accordingly.
On account of relentless perseverance with the Hon.
Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji, I got a sanction and
allocation of Rupees Five Hundred Crore for the rehabilitation
of Dharavi. The slum here is the biggest in the Asian continent.
I am hopeful and confident that in the next five years, the development
will be complete and the citizens here will get a better humanitarian
standard of life.
Harbor Railway at Sewree has created a distinct
division between Sewree and Naigaon. To connect these two divisions,
I had to make continuous efforts which resulted in the construction
of a foot-over bridge, which fulfilled the demand of the citizens
here. This foot-over bridge became a matter of convenience to
the citizens in this area and they are happy on this fulfillment.
A foot-over bridge is also constructed at Mahim.
This eliminated the risk of road accidents caused mainly due to
the road going to the airport through Machhimar Colony and Koliwada
area. The citizens are relieved from the risk of road accidents
to a great extent and now they are very happy with this arrangement.
The problematic question of the hawkers in Dadar
area is old and chronic. For the hawkers, with my efforts, Hawkers
Plaza was constructed. In the beginning the hawkers agreed
to go there but subsequently they did not. In the mean time, Municipal
Corporation took action to evict hawkers and cleared the roads
in Dadar area. Due to this action, the roads near the railway
station were totally open to the public and they could walk freely
on the roads. But, new hawkers encroached into the area. During
this time the Supreme Court has given a verdict on Hawking-No
Hawking Zone. I am hopeful that this problematic question
of the hawkers will be solved completely through the said verdict
on Hawking-No Hawking Zone.
The problem of the famous beach Dadar Chowpatty
is a difficult one. Erosion of Dadar Chowpatty is
a matter of concern. In addition to this, in the rainy season,
the stormy waves have posed danger to the buildings near the seashore.
Therefore a proposed project involving crores of Rupees has been
mentored. Because of this new project, the erosion will stop;
the seashore will retain its natural beauty.
MY PROMISE AND COMMITMENT FOR THE NEXT
In the last Loksabha Elections, whatever promises and commitments
I have made, almost all of them are fulfilled.