Mangal Prabhat Lodha (born 18 December 1955) is an Indian politician and vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Maharashtra, and is the founder of the Lodha Group—a Mumbai-based real estate developer into housing and commercial projects. He is also the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Malabar Hill in South Mumbai and an active social worker.Mr. Lodha has been the representative of the Malabar Hill constituency since 1995, after beating the then incumbent Shri B.A. Desai. As a legislator, Mangal Prabhat Lodha has made significant contributions. He has played a key role in the enactment of the Right to Information Act (RTI), an act that aimed at reducing corruption by giving the common man a tool to gather knowledge. He was also the first to introduce the RTI Bill in the Vidhan Sabha, and ensured that the Bill was passed amidst stern opposition. He helped set up the Animal Welfare Board in Maharashtra and has currently proposed a law against cow slaughter in the state.