Vaijnath Shinde is an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress and currently a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the Maharashtra. In 2009, he contested election from the Latur Rural and defeated Ramesh Karad of Bharatiya Janata Party & Independent Dilip Nade by over 23583 votes. This constituency was previously represented by Vilasrao Deshmukh.
He is the Director of the Vikas Co-Operative Sugar Factory near Niwali in Latur District. He was also an ex President of Latur Panchayat Samitee. Also he is member of Latur Taluka Samanvay Samitee.
Vaijnath Shinde hails from the Dhoki(yeli) village in the latur taluka and district of Maharashtra.He has a prominent place in Latur District's politics.