Dhananjay Mahadik

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Dhananjay Mahadik is an Indian politician from Kolhapur district in Maharashtra state.[1] He was elected to the 16-th Lok Sabha (2014-2019) from Kolhapur as an NCP candidate.

Political career[]

In 2004, Mahadik had contested the Lok Sabha election as a candidate of Shiv Sena from Kolhapur against NCP's Sadashivrao Mandlik but lost. After that he parted ways with Shiv Sena and joined Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). But NCP did not consider him as the party's candidate for the 2009 Indian general election. He then unsuccessfully contested the election as an Independent candidate.

He entered Lok Sabha as member of NCP in 2014. On 10 January 2017, Mahadik, along with NCP MLA Hasan Mushrif, former NCP MP Nivedita Sambhajirao Mane, Kolhapur mayor Hasina Faras, and 400 others were arrested for blocking traffic on the Pune-Bengaluru National Highway as part of a protest against the effects of demonetization.

He received Sansad Ratna Award for his outstanding performance in 2017 [2] and 2018 [3]

After representing Kolhapur in Lok Sabha (2014-2019) he unsuccessfully contested from the same seat in 2019 elections

In September 2019 he along with his NCP colleagues joined BJP.[4]


  1. ^ "Dhananjay Mahadik(Independent(IND)):Constituency- Kolhapur South(KOLHAPUR) - Affidavit Information of Candidate".
  2. ^ Sansad Ratna Award 2017
  3. ^ Sansad Ratna Award 2018
  4. ^ Sep 16, TNN / Updated; 2019; Ist, 15:02. "Ready to accept responsibility, says Maharashtra BJP vice president Dhananjay Mahadik | Kolhapur News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 May 2021.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
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