Gurudas Kamat – A Leader of the Masses.
My life motto has been simple - Set objectives. Work passionately towards the goal. Perseverance is the key. This mantra has worked for me!
A People's Leader
A people's leader with clean and proven track record having served 5 terms in Lok Sabha, Shri Gurudas Kamat till recently was the AICC General Secretary In-charge Rajasthan, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu and a Member of the highest decision-making body of the Indian National Congress - the Congress Working Committee. He served as a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) representing the Mumbai North West Constituency of Maharashtra from 2009-2014 and had earlier represented Mumbai North East Constituency of Maharashtra from 1984-89, 1991-96, 1998-99 and 2004-2009. He served as the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology from 2009 with additional charge of Minister of Home Affairs, Government of India in 2011.
Career in Maharashtra
Much loved by the people of his Constituency and citizens across Mumbai, they gather in large numbers to his Mass Contact Programmes every weekend and Area Wise such meetings reaching out to him, knowing his ability to get things done. Shri Kamat's career in Maharashtra is marked by fearless, dogged opposition to communal and divisive forces and vocal, strident criticism of their deeds. He has relentlessly pursued the development of Mumbai City in particular and Maharashtra in general, and has stood up for the downtrodden masses time and time again.
Passion for Mumbai
Gurudas Kamat has had a long and distinguished record of advocating and realizing the needs of Mumbaikars. From solving the basic water needs by pursuing Central Funding and approval of Mid Vaitarna Project, bringing to reality large mass transport infrastructure projects like the upgradation of Suburban train services, Metro Rail and Mono Rail and now the Elevated Railway for the Western and Central Railway, an approximately Rs 43000 Crore project, to helping solve the growing housing needs of slum dwellers of Mumbai by increasing the sq feet authorized under SRA from 250 to 350 sq ft, getting Conveyance for middle class housing societies which have not had the right of ownership in last 30 years by getting the law on deemed conveyance approved, to environmentally sensitive issue of CRZ Development, every issue has seen a passionate and vocal activist for Mumbai in Mr. Kamat. At every stage he has kept the people's confidence and solved even the most complex issues with his trademark ease.