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Chandrakantdada Patil, MInister for Agriculture and Horticulture, Maharashtra (Additional Charge)

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakantdada Patil will hold additional charge of Agriculture and Horticulture.

Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao has approved the recommendation made by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to allocate the portfolio of Agriculture and Horticulture to Mr Patil as an interim measure from immediate effect, according to a Raj Bhavan release.

Fondly known as Dada Patil, he was born to a Maharashtrian family on 10 June 1959. His father, Bacchu Patil, used to serve tea to mill workers. He spent his childhood days in the Prabhudas chawl in Mumbai. He received his initial schooling from the Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya (formerly known as King George High School), Dadar. He graduated from the Siddharth College (Fort) in 1985.

He was introduced to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at the age of 18. It was in 1980, that he started working as a full-time activist for the ABVP. Later in 1982, he was appointed as the 'Pradesh Mantri'. In 1985, Patil was elected as 'Kshetriya Sangathan Mantri' of the ABVP where he focused on the problems of the youth and student issues. During 1990, Dada Patil was elected as the Akhil Bharatiya Mantri of ABVP.

At this time, he travelled to different districts of India to make people aware of social issues and addressed problems related to the education sector and the youth. It was in 2004, that he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and was elected as its Vice President in 2013. In June 2014, he was appointed as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council and later in October 2014, he was elected as Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra. He has been holding the Cabinet Minister office since July 2016 and handling the revenue, relief & rehabilitation and Public Works department.

The portfolio was held by the late Minister Pandurang Fundkar who died on May 31 after brief illness.

Krishi Jagran wishing him every success in his Endeavour and new appointment. for the benefit of the farming community.

Chander Mohan

Krishi Jagran/New Delhi



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