Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was chief minister between 1999-2003 and 2004-2008, nurtured his home district in central Maharashtra during his decades-long political career.
It is all in the family for couple of newly-elected MLAs in Maharashtra as two pairs of brothers have made it to the legislative Assembly this time around Late Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh’s sons, Dhiraj and Amit, have emerged victorious from Latur Rural and Latu City assembly constituencies, respectively. Whereas in Solapur district, NCP’s Baban Shinde an his brother Sanjay has won from Madha and Karmala Assembly seats, respectively While Baban retained his Madha seat, defeating Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Kokate by a margin of 68,245 votes, his younger brother Sanjay contested as an NCP-backed Independent in Karmala, defeating Sena rebel Narayan Patil by a margin o 5,494 votes Vilasrao Deshmukh’s sons will carry forward his legacy from their home turf, Latur.
Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was chief minister between 1999-2003 and 2004-2008, nurtured his home district in central Maharashtra during his decades-long political career. For Dhiraj Deshmukh, it was a maiden win by a handsome margin of 1.21 lakh votes, while Amit Deshmukh, a seasoned player in the field, retained his Latur City seat for a third consecutive term.
Among the Shinde brothers, Baban has been elected fro Madha for a sixth term. Sanjay Shinde was the NCP candidate from the Madha Lok Sabha constituency where he was defeated b Ranjit Nimbalkar, who switched over to the BJP from th Congress, in May this year In the past, there have been father-son duos in th Lower House like Chhagan Bhujbal and his son Pankaj, Ganesh Naik and his son Sandeep (all NCP) The polling in Maharashtra was held on October 21 a results were announced three days later.