Who is Dilip Walse Patil?
Dilip Walse-Patil (born 30 October 1956) is an Indian politician, from Ambegaon, Maharashtra, and a six-time Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). He has been appointed as the new Home Minister of Maharashtra.
He was currently serving as Minister of Excise and Labour Department in the Government of Maharashtra. He formerly headed the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Energy Ministry, Higher and Technical Education Ministry, and Medical Education Ministry, all as a Cabinet Minister from 1999 to 2009.
Dilip Walse Patil is a visionary leader who has always been the boon to his constituency as well as pune district
He became Maharashtra’s Home Minister on 5th April, 2021 succeeding Anil Deshmukh who resigned due to graft charges.
Walse-Patil is a member of the Nationalist Congress Party, and known to be a close associate of party President Sharad Pawar. Walse-Patil earlier served in the Government of Maharashtra as a minister with different portfolios such as Finance and Planning, Energy, Higher and Technical Education, and Medical Education.
Walse-Patil comes from a political family. He started his political career as a PA to Sharad Pawar, the Maratha strongman. He defeated Kisanrao Bankhele in Ambegaon in 1990 to become a member of Maharashtra legislative assembly for the first time. At present he is still representing the same constituency for sixth consecutive term.