Articles about Kirit Somaiya

Kirit Somaiya is an Indian politician who is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is known for representing the Mumbai North-East in the 13th Lok Sabha and the 16th Lok Sabha. Somaiya is serving as the Vice President of BJP’s Maharashtra unit, as of 2021. He was born on February 12, 1954, in Mumbai and completed his education at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Mumbai University. Somaiya developed an interest in politics at a young age after his mother encouraged him to serve the country. During his college days, he got involved in student activism, and in 1975, he took part in the Jayaprakash Narayan movement when a State of National Emergency was declared in India. Following this, he joined BJP and represented the Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha constituency and the Mulund constituency of the Maharashtra Assembly. Somaiya has also served as the National Convenor of BJP’s Anti-Corruption Scam Expose Committee. During his tenure, he ran a nationwide campaign against the corruption of the UPA government. In 1994, Somaiya also started an NGO called the Investors’ Grievances Forum (IGF).

INS Vikrant case: FIR against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya, son

07 Apr 2022

India
INS Vikrant case: FIR against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya, son

The Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya and his son, Neil, for allegedly siphoning off Rs. 57 crore from a campaign he had launched to save INS Vikrant.

Maharashtra: Billionaire Wadhawans, being investigated for fraud, defy coronavirus lockdown

10 Apr 2020

India
Maharashtra: Billionaire Wadhawans, being investigated for fraud, defy coronavirus lockdown

In what shows a blatant abuse of power and money, 23 members of the Wadhawan family managed to defy the coronavirus lockdown in Maharashtra and went from Khandala to their farmhouse in Mahabaleshwar, some 185 km away.

Five famous Chartered Accountants turned politicians to know about

25 May 2019

India
Five famous Chartered Accountants turned politicians to know about

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in India. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

Maharashtra: BJP MP Kirit Somaiya dropped as candidate; Here's why

03 Apr 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: BJP MP Kirit Somaiya dropped as candidate; Here's why

The BJP has dropped Kirit Somaiya, its sitting Member of the Parliament from Mumbai North East, as a candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Mumbai: Garbage dumping ground in Mulund permanently shut

01 Oct 2018

Mumbai
Mumbai: Garbage dumping ground in Mulund permanently shut

The garbage dumping ground at Mumbai's Mulund was permanently closed from today after it got filled to its maximum capacity.

Ghatkopar plane crash: Prabhu assures co-pilot's husband of fair probe

26 Jul 2018

India
Ghatkopar plane crash: Prabhu assures co-pilot's husband of fair probe

The husband of a co-pilot, who died in a plane crash at Mumbai's Ghatkopar area last month, met Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu yesterday, who assured him of a fair investigation into the incident.

Raj: MNS corporators were paid Rs. 5cr to join Sena

16 Oct 2017

Politics
Raj: MNS corporators were paid Rs. 5cr to join Sena

Attacking Shiv Sena, MNS' Raj Thackeray made a sensational claim that six MNS corporators who had defected to the Sena last week were paid Rs. 5cr each.

Thane girl at Donald Trump's inauguration

20 Jan 2017

Mumbai
Thane girl at Donald Trump's inauguration

Oishika Neogi, a resident of Thane will be attending Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony.

Ex-Union Minister, Jaywantiben Mehta passes away

07 Nov 2016

Politics
Ex-Union Minister, Jaywantiben Mehta passes away

In the early hours of today, Former Union Minister of State and ex-BJP leader Jaywantiben Mehta passed away following a brief illness.