Anil Deshmukh

Anil Vasantrao Deshmukh is an Indian politician from the Nationalist Congress Party, and has been Member of 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, representing Katol (Vidhan Sabha constituency). At present, he serves as Cabinet Minister for Home Affairs in the Maharashtra state government led by Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.

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Minister of Home Affairs
Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
30 December 2019
Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray
Preceded byDevendra Fadnavis
Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of
Katol, Maharashtra
Assumed office
24 October 2019
Preceded byAshish Deshmukh
In office
March 1995 – October 2014 (four terms)
Preceded bySunil Shinde
Succeeded byAshish Deshmukh
Minister of Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs
Government of Maharashtra
In office
October 2009 – October 2014
Chief MinisterAshok Chavan
Prithviraj Chavan
Succeeded bySambhaji Patil Nilangekar
Minister of Public Works Department
Government of Maharashtra
In office
October 2004 – October 2009
Chief MinisterVilasrao Deshmukh
Minister of State for School Education, Information and Public Relations and Sports & Youth affairs
Government of Maharashtra
In office
October 1999 – October 2004
Chief MinisterVilasrao Deshmukh
Minister of State for Education and Culture
Government of Maharashtra
In office
March 1995 – October 1999
Chief MinisterManohar Joshi
Personal details
Born (1950-05-09) 9 May 1950 (age 70)
Katol, Maharashtra, India
ResidenceNagpur

He also served as the Minister of Food & Civil supplies and Consumer affairs and Minister of Public Works Department in Government of Maharashtra. He earlier also served as Minister of State for School Education, Information and Public Relations and Sports & Youth affairs and Minister of State for Education and Culture in Government of Maharashtra.

Early life and familyEdit

Deshmukh hails from the village of Vad Vihira near Katol in Nagpur district. He attended Katol High school. Later, he attended The College of Agriculture, Nagpur and obtained a master of science degree in Agriculture awarded by Nagpur University.[1] [note 1]

Political careerEdit

Deshmukh served as chairman of Nagpur zilla Parishad during initial years of his political career. He first got elected to Maharashtra state assembly in 1995 from Katol as an independent candidate. He represented that constituency until 2014.[2][3] HE served as Minister of state in the BJP-Shiv Sena coalition government in 1995. His portfolios in that government included Education, and Culture. He later joined the Nationalist Congress Party. When the NCP / Congress alliance came to power in Maharashtra in 1999, he initially served as Minister of State for School Education, Information and Public Relations, Sports & Youth Welfare.Later he was promoted as a Cabinet Minister in the state government. As a cabinet minister from 2001 to 2014, he was responsible for different government departments. These included:

  • Excise, Food & Drugs, Maharashtra State,(2001 to March 2004)
  • Public Works (Public Undertakings), Maharashtra State (2004 to 2008)
  • Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection, Maharashtra State (2009 -2014)

Deshmukh lost the Katol seat to his nephew, Ashish Deshmukh in 2014 assembly elections. However, he regained the Katol seat as the NCP candidate in the 2019 Maharashtra assembly elections. Deshmukh was appointed Home minister of Maharashtra when the Mahavikas alliance of NCP, Shiv sena and Congress under chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray came to power in November 2019. In addition to his portfolio, Deshmukh is also the Guardian Minister of Gondia district.[4][5]

Ministerial positions held Government of MaharashtraEdit

SI No. Year Legislative Assembly Constituency Margin Party Post
1. 1995 9th Katol Independent Minister of State for Education and Culture.
2. 1999 10th Katol Nationalist Congress Party Minister of State for School Education, Information and Public Relations and Sports & Youth affairs.
3. 2004 11th Katol Nationalist Congress Party Minister of Public Works Department.
4. 2009 12th Katol Nationalist Congress Party Minister of Food & Civil supplies and Consumer affairs.
Lost the elections held in September 2014 to BJP's Ashish Deshmukh.
5. 2019 14th Katol Nationalist Congress Party Minister of Home affairs.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The College of Agriculture has now shifted affiliation to Dr.Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University), Akola.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 November 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "2014 Candidate-Wise Vote Share".
  3. ^ http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/government/MinisterEng.pdf
  4. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/SE_2004/StatisticalReports_MH_2004.pdf
  5. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/electionanalysis/AE/S13/partycomp139.htm