Harshvardhan Patil

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Harshvardhan Shahajirao Patil
Ex- Minister
In office
1995 - 1999, 1999 - 2004, 2004 - 2009
2009 - 2014
Personal details
Born (1963-08-21) 21 August 1963 (age 56)
Taluka - Indapur,
District - Pune
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Mrs. Bhagyashri Patil
ChildrenAnkita Patil Rajvardhan Patil
ResidenceAt Post Bawada,
Taluka - Indapur,
District - Pune

Harshvardhan Shahajirao Patil (Marathi: हर्षवर्धन शहाजी पाटील) (born 21 August 1963), is an Indian politician with Bharatiya Janata Party from Indapur area, near Pune in Maharashtra. He quit Indian National Congress in September 2019 after a long association with it.[1] [2]

He was one of the few ministers who was presiding as a minister for four consecutive terms (1995-2014) in Government of Maharashtra. He has shouldered responsibilities of Cooperative Ministry and currently Legislative Affairs. He is known for cordial relations with all party members. He was a minister from 1995 to 2014.

He was elected MLA as an independent in 1995, 1999, 2004. In 2009 he was elected MLA as an Indian National Congress. candidate. He was appointed as co-operation and parliamentary affairs minister in Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan's ministry. There are tussles seen for control over Indapur between Nationalist Congress Party and Indian National Congress under his leadership.[3][4][5]

In August 2014, he was attacked by few activist who hurled ink at him making him injured his left eye. He was immediately taken to Baramati for primarily treatment. A few months later, in October 2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Election he was defeated from Indapur constituency by Nationalist Congress Party candidate Dattatray Vithoba Bharne by margin of 14,173 votes.[6]

He is the nephew of Shankarrao Bajirao Patil, the former MP.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ My Neta
  2. ^ https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/cong-s-harshvardhan-patil-to-officially-join-bjp-in-presence-of-cm-on-wed/story-90JOtmozKdd44ctI5g2ZuK.html
  3. ^ Khapre, Shubhangi (10 June 2016). "Narayan Rane, Sanjay Nirupam taking centre stage upset many in Congress". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  4. ^ Congress leaders unhappy with Ashok Chavan
  5. ^ NCP seeks council seats for Munde, Nimbalkar
  6. ^ Narayan Rane, Harshwardhan Patil among 14 former ministers who lost poll battle