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Who is Politician Eknath Shinde?

Eknath Shinde is the Cabinet Minister of Urban Development and Public Works (Public Undertakings) in Government Of Maharashtra. He is current Member of Legislative Assembly from Kopri-Pachpakhadi constituency of Thane, Maharashtra, India as a member of Shiv Sena. He has been elected consecutively for 4 terms in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for 2004, 2009, 2014 & 2019. In popular culture – The Marathi biographical film Dharmaveer was based on Anand Dighe . It was written & directed by Pravin Tarde and was released on 13 May 2022.

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Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde Goes Unreachable With 11 MLAs

Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde Goes Unreachable With 11 MLAs | Uddhav Thackeray | English NewsThe BJP is said to have got 20 extra votes in the MLC elections and is 11 short of the mark needed to oust the Uddhav Thackeray government, making Shinde’s move to Surat with 11 MLAs a worrying factor for Sena, NCP and Congress.

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Eknath Shinde Biography, Wikipedia

Eknath Shinde hails from Maratha community of the mountainous Jawali taluka in Satara, Maharashtra. After coming to Thane city, he studied till 11th standard, from Mangala High School & Junior College, Thane and then started his early career as a small worker. He had to leave the education to earn the livelihood for his family. However, after becoming the minister in 2014 in BJP-Shivsena government, he resumed his studies and has now graduated via distance education by Yashvantrao Chavan Open University, Maharashtra. He has earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with distinction, scoring 77.25 percentage. His final years subjects were Marathi and Politics. While doing odd jobs early in his career, he came under the influence of Shivsena supremo Bal Thackeray and Shivsena’s Thane District Chief Anand Dighe and joined Shivsena in 1980s. He is a resident of Thane’s Wagle estate area.

Real NameEknath Sambhaji Shinde
Nick Name Eknath Shinde
Profession Indian Politician
Current Political PartyShiv Sena
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameLata Eknath Shinde
Children NameShrikant Shinde
Physical Status 
Age58 Years (2022)
Height (Approx.)Not Known
Weight (Approx.)Not Known
MeasurementNot Known
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information
Date of Birth 9 February 1964
Birth PlaceMaharashtra
School NameMangala High School
College NameYashvantrao Chavan Open University
Family Profile
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Siblings NameNot Known
Source Of IncomePolitician
Net Worth, SalaryNot Known
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Eknath Shinde Career

Like any other youth of Maharashtra from 1970s and 80s, Eknath Shinde too had a major influence of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray. Additionally, he was also impressed by the working style of Shiv Sena’s the then Thane district president Shri Anand Dighe, who later came to be known as Dharmaveer Anand Dighe or Dighe Saheb. He joined Shiv Sena in 1980s and was appointed Shakha Pramukh of Kisan Nagar. Since then, he had been at the forefront of many agitations, undertaken by his party on social and political issues, such as inflation, black marketing, hoarding of essential commodities such as palm oil by traders etc. He also took part in Maharashtra-Karnataka Border agitation in 1985, in which he was imprisoned in Bellary jail for over 40 days.

In 2004, Eknath Shinde was given an opportunity to contest the Assembly Elections from Thane Assembly Constituency by Balasaheb Thackeray and he won the same with handsome majority. In the very next year, in 2005, he was appointed at the coveted post of Shiv Sena Thane District Head. He was the first MLA from Shiv Sena to have been appointed The District Head as well.

He emerged victorious in the subsequent assembly elections in 2009, 2014 and 2019. After 2014 elections, he was elected as the leader of legislative party of Shiv Sena and subsequently the Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly. Within a month, as Shiv Sena decided to join the state government, he took oath as the minister for Public Works Department (Public Undertakings) and went on to take the additional responsibility of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry in January 2019.

Recently, he was elected as the leader of legislative party of Shiv Sena for the second consecutive term.

  • 1997 : Elected to Thane Municipal Corporation as corporator for the first time
  • 2001 : Elected to the post of the leader of the house in Thane Municipal Corporation.
  • 2002 : Elected to Thane Municipal Corporation for the second time
  • 2004 : Elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • 2005 : Appointed the Thane district head of Shiv Sena. First MLA to have been appointed at such a coveted post in the party
  • 2009 : Elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly 
  • 2014 : Elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly 
  • October 2014 – December 2014: Leader of opposition Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • 2014 – 2019: Cabinet Minister of PWD (PU) in Maharashtra State Government
  • 2014 – 2019: Guardian minister of Thane District
  • 2018 : Appointed Leader of Shiv Sena Party 
  • 2019: Cabinet Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare (Marathi: सार्वजनिक आरोग्य आणि कुटुंब कल्याण) in Maharashtra State Government 
  • 2019 : Elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for the fourth consecutive time
  • 2019 : Elected as the leader of the legislative party of Shivsena
  • 28th Nov 2019 : Took oath as Cabinet Minister under Maha-Vikas-Aghadi headed by Honorable Chief minister of Maharashtra Mr Uddhav ji Thackeray
  • 2019: Appointed minister of Urban Development and Public Works (Public Undertakings)
  • 2019: Appointed Minister of Home Affairs(Acting)(28 November 2019 – 30 December 2019)
  • 2020: Appointed guardian minister of Thane district
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Personal Life

His son Dr Shrikant Shinde, an orthopaedic surgeon got elected as a Member of Parliament to the Lok Sabha from the Kalyan constituency defeating the NCP’s Anand Paranjape, who had defected from the Shiv Sena and Raju Patil of the MNS.

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Who is Eknath Shinde?

Eknath Shinde is the Cabinet Minister of Urban Development and Public Works (Public Undertakings) in Government Of Maharashtra.

How old is Eknath Shinde?

Eknath Shinde is currently 58 years old in 2022.

Who is Eknath Shinde’s son?

Shrikant Shinde

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