Amit Palekar Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 46 Years
Wife: Rasika Nair Palekar
Hometown: Panaji, Goa

Amit Palekar

Famous forBecoming the candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party for the assembly elections in Goa to be held in 2022
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyAam Aadmi Party
Aam Aadmi Party symbol
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1976
Age (as of 2022) 46 Years
BirthplacePanaji, Goa
HometownPanaji, Goa
CasteOBC Bhandari community [1]The Hindu
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Amit's Facebook post about his eating habits
ControversyBooked in Banastarim Accident Case: On 31 August 2023, the crime branch apprehended Amit Palekar in relation to the Banastarim accident case. In this case, a businessman named Shripad alias Paresh Sawardekar killed three people while driving Mercedes-Benz SUV on 6 August 2023 in Banastarim, Goa. According to the authorities, Amit was accused of destroying evidences, and he falsely accused another individual of being the driver involved in the case. As a result, Amit Palekar was charged under IPC Section 201. [2]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date 25 February 2007
Wife/SpouseRasika Nair Palekar
Amit with his wife
ChildrenDaughter- Aarna
Amit with his daughter
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Amit Palekar's father
Mother- Jyoti Palekar
Amit Palekar's mother
Amit Palekar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amit Palekar

  • Amit Palekar is an Indian lawyer turned politician who is known for becoming the candidate of the Aam Aadmi Party for the assembly elections in Goa to be held in 2022.
  • He joined the Aam Aadmi Party in October 2021.
  • In December 2021, he went on a hunger strike against the illegal construction at an Old Goa heritage site. The strike continued for five days. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appreciated his efforts and said,

    Amit Palekar was on an indefinite hunger strike for the past five days. He braved hot sun and the rain. When his health started to deteriorate, his doctor advised him to end his fast; however, he chose to persist.”

    Amit sitting on a hunger strike

    Amit sitting on a hunger strike

  • In 2021, he also exposed a job scam in the health sector in Goa.
  • On 19 January 2022, Chief Minister of India, Arvind Kejriwal, announced that the Aam Aadmi Party chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections in Goa would be Amit Palekar. While announcing his name Kejriwal said,

    Mr. Palekar is educated and beloved among all communities in the State. His commitment to society is admirable and he has been doing commendable work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. He fought for issues pertaining to the Christian communities in Old Goa to preserve the State’s heritage… One cannot hope for a better Chief Ministerial candidate in these times and I hope Goans elect him with a handsome majority.”

    Amit with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

    Amit with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

  • After Amit was chosen to be the candidate of the AAP, in a press conference he said,

    We see candidates having lunch with one party and tea with some other party. Is this the kind of politics we want? Goa needs change. We need better schools and hospitals. Politicians have become rich and people have become poor. Today, we have chosen either to vote for the same candidates or vote for a changed and clean party. AAP has done it in Delhi and will repeat the same in Goa. Give us one chance.”

  • Palekar belongs to the Bhandari community that counts a total of 35 percent of the total population.
  • He is often featured in various newspapers.

    Amit featured in a newspaper

    Amit featured in a newspaper