Navi Mumbai’s achiever leader Sandeep Naik is all set to be the face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the city of Navi Mumbai.
The beginning of the political innings…
In April 2004, Sandeep Naik started his political innings as a corporator in the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. To his credit, no other elected representatives boasts of a progressive work graph in the municipal corporation as Sandeep Naik did both as corporator and Standing Committee Chairman. It did not surprise many then that in the year 2009, Sandeep Naik ran for the assembly polls from Airoli and won. Critics credited the win on Naik dynast but critics were silenced when Sandeep Naik repeated the win in the assembly polls in 2014 in a notable win achieved by the sheer record of his public work and people connect. However, it’s his rise up the rungs of the political ladder in Navi Mumbai in the last 5 years that has been phenomenal. Not surprising, considering his administrative skills, clear-headed efficiency and knowledge on every issue of Navi Mumbai. Even more creditable, the young leader has excellent communication skills – something that is definitely of importance in the field of politics. The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis acknowledged these very qualities of Sandeep Naik when he entered the BJP.
Passion for everything that is Navi Mumbai…
No leader of Navi Mumbai has taken up the issues of Navi Mumbai in the last 5 years as Sandeep Naik has. His major thrust has been on infrastructure and connectivity to ease commuting woes, but the subjects he has aggressively followed up range from PAPs, MSEDC related power woes, pollution. He never missed any chance to raise any issue of Navi Mumbai be it related to the center like when he met Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal with Navi Mumbai commuters’ demands, or state by tirelessly taking up issues in the assembly sessions, year after year and even holding Jan Samvads to address civic woes of citizens. Every ward of Airoli constituency has had Sandeep Naik’s attention from NMMC to the state and even center. He has shown an unmatched passion for Navi Mumbai.
Thrust on Infrastructure
Sandeep Naik, as MLA gave a significant boost to infrastructure which is urgent necessity in growing city Navi Mumbai. His significant achievements here include; 2 flyovers at Ghansoli-Talavli and Savita Chemical at Turbhe, underpass at Mahape has done wonders to ease traffic flow, elevated road at Airoli-Katai area, following up execution of flyover at Adhivali-Bhutavali Shil-Mahape route and Ghansoli-Palm Beach Road. Like all areas of public work he takes up, here too has made several visits for better accountability, speedier execution & in citizen’s interest earning the reputation of being a MLA whose work spoke more than his words.
An Education, Environment & Sports Trailblazer…
Sandeep Naik is also seen a trailblazer for education, environment and sports. From pushing the “jan cycle and e-bike” scheme to cleaning Sulaidevi and Gawlidev, to tree plantation drives that have created record of planting lacs of trees. His follow up and initiative has given Navi Mumbai, the Flamingo and Biodiversity Center at Airoli which is first-of-its-kind centre to study India’s marine ecology and its creation. While environment has been on top on his public work; so is education. The Sarav Pariksha for 10th standard students, MLA funds to digital classrooms in municipal schools to promoting sports with a special festival, Krida Mahotsav. His job fairs have become a popular platform for youth looking for employment.
Focus of Governance
The strength of Sandeep Naik’s public conduct is that he aims for both short term and long term solutions to issues. As MLA, it was always visible that he has a plan and attempts are being to implement it.
Navi Mumbai’s Most Aggressive Voice in Vidhan Bhavan…
Sandeep Naik has been the most aggressive voice of Navi Mumbai in Vidhan Bhavan. While the top issues raised by include, rights and justice to PAPs in Navi Mumbai, power woes of MSEDC and work in condominiums. But he won the citizens of Navi Mumbai in the last assembly session of the state when he spoke for the first time on pollution. He also made Navi Mumbai proud when he dawned the role of Talika Adhyakshpad (Panel of Chairmen) in the Vidhan Sabha. As a MLA he has adopted Kothale village where his priorities for the village are water, health and education.
Joined BJP with eyes on Navi Mumbai progress & development
Sandeep Naik has always spoken and worked on his vision of developing Navi Mumbai at all levels. This has been at the center of his decision to join the BJP party. While PM Modi is working to make India a MahaanDesh, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is working to make the state a “MahaanRashtra,” Sandeep Naik has his eyes on making Navi Mumbai a “MahaanShahar”. Will he fulfil his vision? Let’s wait and watch what this young dynamic leader, who has both youth and efficient leadership skills on his side, can do.
(A feature to mark Sandeep Naik’s birthday)