Anjali Nimbalkar is an Indian physician and politician. She is a senior leader and spokesperson of the Indian National Congress (INC).[1] She represents Khanapur of Belgaum district at the Karnataka Legislative Assembly since 2018.[2][3] She has been announced as the INC candidate for the Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha constituency in the 2024 Indian general election.

Anjali Nimbalkar
Member of Legislative Assembly
In office
2018–2023
ConstituencyKhanapur
Preceded byArvind Chandrakant Patil
Succeeded byVithal Halagekar
Personal details
Born (1976-08-22) 22 August 1976 (age 47)
Khanapur, Karnataka, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
SpouseHemant Nimbalkar
RelationsAshok Shankarrao Chavan
Children2
Alma materLTMMC, Mumbai
Profession

Nimbalkar holds MBBS degree with masters in Gynaecology and Laparoscopy. She is one of the ten doctors elected to make it to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.[4]

Personal life edit

Anjali Nimbalkar was born on 22 August 1976 into a Hindu family in Khanapur, Belagavi district of Karnataka. She is married to Hemant Nimbalkar, an officer with the Indian Police Service.[5][6]

Political career edit

In 2018, Nimbalkar contested election from Khanapur in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election and won against Vithal Halagekar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[7][8] Nimbalkar protested salary hike under the Karnataka Ministers Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2022 by the Government of Karnataka and requested government to spend same money to give better facilities to the citizens.[9][10] She organized padyatra to highlight issues of poor and neglected communities from her constituency.[11]

In the 2023 Assembly election, she lost to Halagekar by a margin of more than 54,000 votes.[12] In the 2024 general election to the Lok Sabha, she contested the Uttara Kannada constituency.[13]

References edit

  1. ^ "Hebbalkar, Nimbalkar appointed as Cong. spokespersons". The Hindu. 23 September 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Don't want salary hike, use money to help poor: K'taka Cong MLA Anjali Nimbalkar". The Week. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Women's Day: Why are you people wishing us, MLA asks". Deccan Herald. 8 March 2022. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  4. ^ "10 doctors make it to the Assembly". The Hindu. 16 May 2018. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  5. ^ Chennabasaveshwar (16 May 2018). "Karnataka Elections: IPS officer's wife creates history for Congress in Khanapur". oneindia.com. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  6. ^ bijapur, naushad (16 May 2018). "It's women power, 3 from Belagavi win". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Karnataka Election Results 2018, Karnataka Assembly Elections Results 2018". www.elections.in. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  8. ^ "Karnataka election results 2018: Full list of constituency wise winners and losers from BJP, Congress, JD(S) in Karnataka assembly elections". The Financial Express. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Don't want salary hike, use money to help poor: K'taka Cong MLA Anjali Nimbalkar". The Week. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Karnataka MLA opposes netas' salary hike". Deccan Herald. 23 February 2022. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  11. ^ "Khanapur MLA plans padayatra to highlight neglect of constituency". The Hindu. 6 December 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  12. ^ Mishra, Utkarsh. "Congress wins 12 seats with margin of over 50,000 votes". Rediff. Retrieved 13 May 2024.
  13. ^ "Gynecologist on mission to 'deliver' Uttara Kannada LS seat to Congress". The Economic Times. 4 May 2024. Retrieved 13 May 2024.