Udayanraje Bhosale

Udaynraje Bhosale (born 24 February 1966) is an Indian politician and a member of Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India from Maharashtra.[3] He is a former member of the 17th Lok Sabha representing NCP from Satara Constituency in Maharashtra.[4] In 2009, 2014 and 2019 parliamentary elections he was elected to the Lok Sabha as a Nationalist Congress Party candidate. Before that, he was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and the Minister for Revenue of Maharashtra in the Bharatiya Janata Party government.[5][6] In September 2019, he announced his return to the BJP ahead of the Maharashtra legislative assembly elections.[7]

Udayanraje Bhosale
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Bhosale on 21 April 2012
Member of Parliament
Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
3 April 2020
Preceded byAmar Shankar Sable
Member of Parliament
Lok Sabha
In office
May 2009 – September 2019
Preceded byLaxmanrao Pandurang Jadhav (Patil)
Succeeded byShriniwas Patil
Minister of State for Revenue, Government of Maharashtra
In office
Member of legislative Assembly
In office
05 June 1998[1] – 07 October 1999
Preceded byAbhaysinh Raje Bhosale
Succeeded byAbhaysinh Raje Bhosale
Personal details
Born (1966-02-24) 24 February 1966 (age 54)
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (since 2019)
Other political
Nationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s)Damayanti Raje Bhosale
ResidenceSatara, Maharashtra, India
EducationProduction Engineering (DIBM)[2]

Bhosale is the 13th holder of the title of Chhatrapati which was founded by the Maratha king Shivaji on his coronation in 1674.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Bhosale was born in Nashik to Pratapsingh and Kalpanaraje. He studied Production Engineering. He married Damayantraje on 20 November 2003. They have a son and a daughter.[2]

Political careerEdit

  • 1998: Elected as Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • 1998: Minister of State for Revenue in Government of Maharashtra
  • 2009: Elected to 15th Lok Sabha of India
  • 2014: Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha of India
  • 2019: Re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha of India on the NCP ticket but resigned when he joined the BJP.
  • 2019: Defeated in the Lok Sabha bypoll on BJP ticket from Satara Constituency
  • 2020: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra for the BJP.


  1. ^ "Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra Code - S13 Assembly Constituency - 264-Satara". Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Detailed Profile: Shri Udayanraje Pratapsingh Bhosale". Loksabha. Government of India. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Sharad Pawar, Ramdas Athawale, Udayanraje Bhosale among seven elected to Rajya Sabha". Pune Mirror. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  4. ^ Press Trust of India (21 June 2009). "NCP's problem; How to discipline maverick Udayan". Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  5. ^ Datta, Saikat (28 November 2008). "350 years on, Afzal Khan is back in the news". Indian Express. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Verdict in high-profile murder trial on Friday". Times of India. 28 June 2001. Retrieved 16 February 2010.
  7. ^ "In setback for Sharad Pawar's NCP, Satara MP Udayanraje Bhosale joins BJP". The Indian Express. 14 September 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  8. ^ Anandan, Sujata (20 September 2009). "Chhatrapati's children". Outlook. Retrieved 16 February 2010.

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