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Poonam Mahajan Wins From Mumbai North Central Seat

MUMBAI: Poonam Mahajan was in her twenties when her father, a top BJP leader and former Union Minister Pramod Mahajan, was murdered by his brother in 2006. She joined politics at the instance of her late uncle, former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Gopinath Munde, and quickly rose up the ranks. Today, she is one of the best-known BJP parliamentarians from Maharashtra. She won from the Mumbai North Central constituency in 2019.

Poonam Mahajan was born to Pramod and Rekha Mahajan on December 9, 1980. Although she was initially undecided about joining politics, the BJP offered her a chance after her father's death. It was not exactly a roaring start. In 2009, she was offered a chance to contest from the Ghatkopar (West) constituency in suburban Mumbai, a BJP stronghold. She lost to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena candidate Ram Kadam, polling 31,609 votes to his 56,575.

Poonam Mahajan, however, was far from discouraged. "My father had lost the Lok Sabha elections in 1984 but he bounced back to win the next one. He is my inspiration. I will work harder," she had said then.
(updated on May 23rd, 2019)