Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee

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Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee
Tilak Bhavan, K Gadgil Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai-400025
Assumed office
March 2015
Preceded by Manikrao Thakre
Succeeded by Ashok Chavan
Preceded by Ranjeet Deshmukh
Website http://www.maharashtrapcc.org/mahpcc/mpcc.html

The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (M.P.C.C) is the unit of the Indian National Congress for the state of Maharashtra. The head office of the organization is situated in Dadar, Mumbai.

History[edit]

The state of Maharashtra was formed on 1 May 1960, and since then its politics have been evolving. The INC was long without a major challenger, and enjoyed overwhelming support from the state's sugar co-operatives and thousands of other cooperative organizations involved in the rural agricultural economy of the state such as marketing of dairy and vegetable produce, credit unions etc. Since 1930s when Keshrao Jedhe joined the Congress party, the politics of the Bombay state and its successor Maharashtra state has been dominated by the mainly rural Maratha-Kunbi caste.[1] This group dominates the cooperative institutions and with the resultant economic power, control politics from the village level up to the Assembly and Lok Sabha seats. Since 1980s, this group has also been active in setting up private educational institutions.[2] Major past political figures of Congress party from Maharashtra such as Keshavrao Jedhe, Yashwantrao Chavan, Vasantdada Patil, Shankarrao Chavan Keshavrao Sonawane and Vilasrao Deshmukh have been from this group. Sharad Pawar, who had been a towering figure in Maharashtrian and national politics belongs to this group. The state's political status quo was upset when Sharad Pawar defected from the INC, which he perceived as the vehicle of the Gandhi dynasty, to form the Nationalist Congress Party. This followed disputes between Pawar and the INC president Sonia Gandhi. This offshoot of the Congress party split the Maratha community support. In the last thirty years, however, Shiv Sena and the BJP began gaining a foothold in the state of Maharashtra, especially in the urban areas such as Mumbai. Shiv Sena and the BJP came into the power in 1995, which was a big blow to the INC. After one term, however, the Congress-NCP alliance regained power and held it until 2014. The INC contested the 2014 state assembly election without getting in a formal alliance with the NCP and lost power to the BJP.

Office Bearers[edit]

President[edit]

General Secretary[edit]

Prafulla Gudadhe, Abhijit Sapkal

Co-in Charge[edit]

Shyoraj jivan Valmiki

Vice Presidents[edit]

  • Sharad Ranpise
  • Dr.Ulhas Patil
  • Bhai Jagtap (Ashok Arjunrao Jagtap)

Secretaries[edit]

  • Prof. Al-Nasser Zakaria
  • Mehul Vora
  • Adv. Gregory D'Souza

Spokespersons[edit]

  • Sachin Sawant
  • Basavraj Patil
  • Prof. Al-Nasser Zakaria

Chairman, Minority Department[edit]

  • M.M Shaikh, M.L.C

Vice Chairman Minority Department[edit]

  • Mehar singh Randhawa

Vice Chairman Cultural Department[edit]

  • Guru Nair

IT and Social Media[edit]

  • Bhupendra Gupta

List of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra from the Congress Party[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Yashwantrao Chavan 1 May 1960 19 November 1962
3rd Assembly Elections (1962)
2 Marotrao Kannamwar 20 November 1962 24 November 1963
3 Vasantrao Naik 5 December 1963 20 February 1975
4 Shankarrao Chavan 21 February 1975 17 May 1977
5 Vasantdada Patil 17 May. 1977 18 July 1978
7th Assembly Elections (1980)
7 Abdul Rehman Antulay 9 June 1980 12 January 1982
8 Babasaheb Bhosale 21 January 1982 1 February 1983
9 Vasantdada Patil 2 February 1983 1 June 1985
8th Assembly Elections (1985)
10 Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil 3 June 1985 6 March 1986
11 Shankarrao Chavan 12 March 1986 26 June 1988
12 Sharad Pawar (2nd Term) 26 June 1988 25 June 1991
9th Assembly Elections (1991)
13 Sudhakarrao Naik 25 June 1991 22 February 1993
14 Sharad Pawar (3rd Term) 6 March 1993 14 March 1995
11th Assembly Elections (1999)
15 Vilasrao Deshmukh (1st Term) 18 October 1999 16 January 2003
16 Sushil Kumar Shinde 18 January 2003 30 October 2004
12th Assembly elections (2004)
19 Vilasrao Deshmukh (2nd Term) 1 November 2004 4 December 2008
20 Ashok Chavan 8 December 2008 5 November 2010
21 Prithviraj Chavan 6 November 2010 25 Sept 2014

Performance in State Elections[edit]

Year General Election Votes Polled Seats Won
1962 3rd Assembly 5,617,347 215
1962 3rd Lok Sabha 5,895,958 41
1967 4th Assembly 6,288,564 203
1967 4th Lok Sabha 6,618,181 37
1971 5th Lok Sabha 8,790,135 42
1972 5th Assembly 8,535,832 222
1977 6th Lok Sabha 7,942,267 20
1978 6th Assembly 5,159,828 69
1980 7th Assembly 7,809,533 186
1980 7th Lok Sabha 9,855,580 39
1984 8th Lok Sabha 11,183,424 43
1985 8th Assembly 9,522,556 161
1989 9th Lok Sabha 12,496,088 28
1990 9th Assembly 11,334,773 141
1991 10th Lok Sabha 11,280,003 38
1995 10th Assembly 11,941,832 80
1996 11th Lok Sabha 9,864,853 15
1998 12th Lok Sabha 13,744,283 33
1999 11th Assembly 8,937,043 75
1999 13th Lok Sabha 9,812,144 10
2004 12th Assembly 8,810,363 69
2004 14th Lok Sabha 8,143,246 13
2009 15th Lok Sabha 8,743,246 17
2009 13th Assembly 9,717,545 82
2014 16th Lok Sabha 4,149,746 2
2014 14th Assembly 6,789,505 42

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patterson, M.L., 1954. Caste and Political Leadership in Maharashtra. The Economic Weekly, pp.1066-7.
  2. ^ Dahiwale, S. M. (1995). "Consolidation of Maratha Dominance in Maharashtra Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 30, No. 6 (Feb. 11, 1995), pp. 336-342 Published by:". Economic and Political Weekly. 30, (6): 336–342. JSTOR 4402382. 
  3. ^ http://newsnetworkofindia.com/cong-names-ashok-chavan-as-mpcc-chief-mrcc-goes-to-sanjay-nirupam.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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