Kshitij Hitendra Thakur (Marathi: ) is an Indian Politician. He is currently holding the office of Member of Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Nala Sopara in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is the son of Shri. Hitendra Thakur, the ex-M.L.A. of the region for four consecutive terms. He belongs to the Bahujan Vikas Aghadi party which has a strong base in the region of Vasai and Virar in Thane district of Maharashtra. He recently got married on 30th January, 2012 in Virar.
Son of Hitendra Thakur
Kshitij Thakur's (also fondly known as Bittu) involvement with the people of Vasai-Virar region began right from his childhood as his father, Shri. Hitendra Thakur was the M.L.A. of the region for four consecutive terms, the first as a candidate of the Indian National Congress and the next three as an independent candidate.
Vidhan Sabha Elections
In the 2009 Maharashtra state assembly elections, Hitendra Thakur stepped down voluntarily to make way for his son to enter Indian politics. After delimitation, the Vasai constituency was divided into Vasai and Nalasopara. In his very first election Kshitij Thakur won with a margin of more than 40,000 votes. He got 89,284 votes, while his opposition Shiv Sena candidate Shirish Chavan could manage only 48,502 votes. MNS aspirant Vivek Keluskar got 20,749 votes.
Kshitij Thakur at a tender age of 26, became the youngest M.L.A. in the current Vidhan Sabha elections in Maharashtra.
Two years after his political triumph, on 29th January 2012, Thakur tied the knot at a mass marriage function at Chandansar in Virar. In the unique function, 1062 young couples across Thane district also got married along with Thakur. Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, Manikrao Thakre, MLA Sanjeev Naik, Vasant Davkhare, Ramdas Kadam, Gopal Shetty, Sanjay Raut, local MP Baliram Jadhav, filmstar and Virar boy Govinda, Aditya Pancholi, Johnny Lever, Milind Gunaji, diamond merchant Bharat Shah were present to bless the newly wedded couple. The Mayor of VVMC (Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation) Rajeev Patil and his deputy Sagir Dange welcomed the guests on a 200 acre open plot at Chandansar. For the first time in the state more than 1000 couples, in more than 16 mandaps, got married. The entire expense of this function was carried out by Viva Chritable Trust owned by Hitendra Thakur.