Jayant Patil

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Jayant Patil
Born Jayant
Occupation Indian politician
Years active 1999−present

Jayant Patil (born 1962) is an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra. He is the current Cabinet Minister of Rural Development in the state of Maharashtra in Western India.[1][2]

Patil has a B.E. in Civil Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai. He is the son of Rajarambapu Patil, a politician from Maharashtra, and plunged in to public life after his father died untimely in 1984.

In 1999, he had an opportunity to take over as Minister, Finance and Planning, Maharashtra making him the youngest ever finance minister of the state. He continued as the finance minister of the state for 9 years and presented the annual state budget a record 9 times. He was made home minister after the previous home minister resigned.

As a Home minister, Jayant Patil was responsible for initiating Force One, Maharashtra's anti-terrorism Quick Response Team. He took over the reins of the Rural Development Department in 2009.

He has won the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha elections 5 times from the Islampur constituency (earlier known as Walwa) in Sangli.

He is married to Shailaja Patil and is the father to two sons Prateek and Rajvardhan.

Political career[edit]

  • Elected from Islampur,Borgaon (earlier known as Walwa) Legislative Assembly Constituency of Sangli Dist, in 1990, 1995, 1999 , 2004 ,2009 & 2014
  • Minister for Finance & Planning, Govt. Of Maharashtra since October 1999 to 2004 and again holding the same portfolio after re-election in Oct. 2004 for second term.


  1. ^ Ghoge, Ketaki (13 Nov 2010). "Who will be the next home minister?". Mumbai: Hindustan Times -. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Khapre, Shubhangi (19 Nov 2010). "Maharashtra portfolios: Ajit Pawar gets finance". MUMBAI: Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
Preceded by
Eknath Khadse
Finance Minister
17 October 1999 – 6 December 2008
Succeeded by
Dilip Walse-Patil
Preceded by
R. R. Patil
Home Minister
8 December 2008 – 9 November 2009
Succeeded by
R. R. Patil
Preceded by
Vijaysingh Mohite-Patil
Rural Development Minister
9 November 2009 – 30 October 2014
Succeeded by
Pankaja Munde