Udupi origin Gopal Shetty wins with record margin in MumbaiBy Raj Udupi
Udupi Today Media Network
Udupi, 18 May 2014: Everyone knows that Narendra Modi has created history by winning with the record highest margin in the Lok Sabha election. But the second highest margin record is this time is by none other than Mumbai (north) Lok Sabha constituency BJP candidate Gopal C. Shetty. He is Kannadiga and is originally from Santhur Grama in Udupi Taluk and District. Currently he is also the MLA of Borivili Mumbai.
All three candidates before election in picture above and after election in pictures below.
Gopal Shetty has defeated his opponent the Congress candidate with a margin of 4,46,582 votes. Gopal Shetty secured 6,64,004 votes while the Congress candidate and also current MLA Sanjay Nirupam got 2,17,422 votes and lost the election. The other candidate from Aam Admi Party Satish Jain who made waves succeeded in getting only 32,364 votes.
The popularity of Gopal Shetty who had become the BJP MLA for the consecutive second time is such that, he has now created the record in Maharashtra winning with highest margin. On Friday BJP party workers and his supporters especially the Mumbai Kannadigas and Tuluvas took him in a procession and celebrated the victory in a grand manner. At his native place in Santhur his relatives and friends are filled with joy.
The only Kannadiga who was the Deputy Mayor in Mumbai
Like any other youth from Udupi – Mangalore Gopal Shetty had gone to Mumbai for earning his daily bread at the age of 13. The Yuvaka Mandala there welcomed him where he actively took part in various social works such as 24 hours ambulance service and become close to people.
At that time through MLA Ram Naik another Kannadiga from Udupi he entered into the political field. He became BJP Secretary in Borivili, then Hon. Secretary, Mumbai BJP local committee President and got elected with highest votes for the 4 consecutive times is the Mumbai Maha Nagara Palike election and then became the Deputy Mayor of Mumbai. He is the only Tulu - Kannadiga achieve this in Mumbai.
Thomas Sequeira, Abudhabi
|Mr Gopal shetty, although his party BJP, but He belongs to all, in one word he is friend of Everyone, twice I meet him in Gregoan Karnataka sangha, Program and another BHARAT bank organized. mr George Fernandes birthday Karnataka bhavan at Matunga, the dignitaries, the CHEIF guest. EX C.M MANOHAR Joshi his Right Gopal shetty BJP M.L.A, his Left another shetty Congress M.L.A.both are from Bombay, . MABROOK GOPAL SHETTY, continue your Service for people of BORIVILLI|
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