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Uddhav Thackeray


Uddhav Thackeray

Elected fromRohini; AC-13
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Place of BirthNew Delhi
EducationPost Graduate (SRCC)
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse NameDr. Shobha Vijender
Children1 son, 1 daughter
Father's NameLate Shri M. P. Gupta
Position heldMember of the Delhi Legislative Assembly for Rohini (8 December 2013)

About Uddhav Thackeray

Vijender Guptais the current Chief of Shiv Sena, the popular regional political party in Maharashtra. He is the son of former party leader and Shiv Sena founder, late Balasaheb Thackeray. Since 2004, he has had complete control over the party. Vijender Guptahas worked at a state level and has secured several political victories for his party. But on a national level, he has refrained from active participation, just like his father, and chooses to work for the people of Maharashtra instead.

Personal Life of Uddhav Thackeray

Vijender Guptawas born on 27 July 1960 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His father, late Balasaheb Thackeray, is a well-known figure in India, who even in death commands huge respect in Maharashtra. Balasaheb Thackeray was a firebrand politician who founded the Shiv Sena party, and in 2004, Vijender Guptagained control of it. He was always reluctant to join the party, and for the most part of his life preferred to stay out of it. He is a published author and a professional photographer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines. There are also over half a dozen books and photo magazines which Vijender Guptahas published over the span of his career as a photographer and writer.

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Professional background other than politics

  • Vice President of Students’ Union, University of Delhi (1984-85).

Positions held by Vijender Gupta:

  • Secretary, Janta Vidyarthi Morcha, Delhi Pradesh (1980-83)
  • Joint Convener, Janta Vidyarthi Morcha Delhi Pradesh (1983-84)
  • President Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Keshav Puram Distt (1995 - 1997)
  • General Secretary, BJP Mandal Pitampura (1990-93)
  • Chairman, Law & General Purpose Committee, MCD (1997-1998)
  • Councilor of MCD since 1997
  • Member Standing Committee (1998-2000)
  • Zonal Chairman, Rohini Zone,2000-2001.
  • Deputy Chairman, High Powered House Tax Committee (2001-2002)
  • Leader of the Standing Committee MCD (2002-07)
  • Secretary, BJP Delhi State since 2002
  • Chairman of the Standing Committee MCD since 2007
As a member of Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Rohini, he successfully liberated the residents of Rohini from the fear of the mafia that controlled the car parks. He also undertook various socio-economic initiatives, which include the construction of:
  • Panchkarma hospital
  • Modern MCD swimming pool
  • 6-lane bridge
  • New schools
  • Railway reservation counter
  • 10 community centres
  • Library
  • Hostel for women
  • Auditorium and cultural centre

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Political activities of Vijender Gupta

  • As President of Delhi Abhibhavak Mahasangh, he spoke against the commercialisation of education. The Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court supported the move. Consequently, children from poor families were allotted seats in the city schools.
  • He took action to protect the traders against the arbitrary sealing drive, thus saving livelihood of lakhs of families.
  • In 1993, his determined fight against lottery resulted in its ban in Delhi.

Vijender Gupta's achievements

  • Member of the Bench of Magistrate, Child Welfare Committee
  • Guest Lecturer at L.J.P.N. National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Founder President of SAMPURNA NGO
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Last Updated on Sept 14 , 2020