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About Gopal Shetty

Born in 1954, into a poor Mill worker's family, Gopal Shetty was the eldest of the siblings of six. Rebelling against caste discrimination at an early age at a Convent School and dropping himself out, he diverted his youthful energies into the formation of "Yuvak Mandal" in 1968 at Poinsur for providing Civic necessities to the Slums like drinking water, providing electricity, Balwadis and other needs.

His leadership skills were rewarded with his first electoral entry into politics in 1992 as a Municipal Councilor. Quickly building up, he was rewarded with the Best Corporator award and above all being the first Deputy Mayor in the only "Mayor in Council" of the city of Mumbai. His land mark contribution as Deputy Mayor was the first 216 crore "Mega Micro Tunneling Water Supply Project" from Tulsi Lake filtration plant to Goregaon; then extended upto Kandivali (West).

He has also served the Bharatiya Janata Party in various capacities from Mandal Secretary to the President of Mumbai BJP.

Representing Borivali constituency for the past 22 years that include three terms as Corporator and two terms as MLA, his popularity has been growing largely due to commitment to various issues of development and his ability to find practical solutions to the grievances of the citizens via his consistent personal contact and easy accessibility with one and all.