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From govt employee to heavy industries minister, meet Arvind Sawant

The former MTNL employee received more votes than Deora, not only from the chawls but also from the Malabar Hill voters - showing their preference for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

Arvind Sawant | File photo
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Arvind Sawant | File photo

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The 67-year-old defeated Milind Deora to win a second consecutive term from the South Mumbai Lok Sabha seat. The Shiv Sena MP, who will make his debut as the heavy industry minister, is a quintessential son of the soil. He grew up in the chawls of Sewri - a place dominated by mill workers who had lost their jobs due to the closure of several textile mills in central Mumbai.

The former MTNL employee received more votes than Deora, not only from the chawls but also from the Malabar Hill voters - showing their preference for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance. A

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 10:42 PM IST

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