Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee

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Maharashtra Congress

महाराष्ट्र काँग्रेस
PresidentBalasaheb Thorat
HeadquartersTilak Bhawan, Kaka Saheb Gadgil Marg, Dadar, Mumbai - 400025
Student wingNSUI Maharashtra
Youth wingMaharashtra Youth Congress
Women's wingMaharashtra Mahila Congress
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 48
Seats in Rajya Sabha
3 / 19
Seats in 
44 / 288
(Maharashtra Legislative Assembly)
Election symbol
Hand INC.svg
Website
www.mahacongress.com

The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee is the state 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, Vinayakrao Patil, 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.

Past Presidents[edit]

Year President
1960-63 Abasaheb Khedkar
1963-67 Vinayakrao Patil
1967-72 Vasantdada Patil
1972-78 P. K. Sawant
1978 Narendra Tidake
1978-79 Nashikrao Tirpude
1979-80 Ramrao Adik
1980-81 Premilatai D. Chavan
1981-82 Gulabrao Patil
1983 S M I Amir
1983-85 N. M. Kamble
1985-88 Prabha Rau
1988-89 Pratibha Patil
1989-90 N. M. Kamble
1990-91 Sushilkumar Shinde
1991-92 Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar
1992-93 Shivajirao Deshmukh
1993-97 Sushilkumar Shinde
1997-98 Ranjeet Deshmukh
1998-00 Prataprao Baburao Bhosale
2000-03 Govindrao Adik
2003-04 Ranjeet Deshmukh
2004-08 Prabha Rau
2008 Patangrao Kadam
2008-15 Manikrao Thakre
2015-19 Ashok Chavan
2019-present Balasaheb Thorat

Office Bearers[edit]

Vice Presidents[edit]

  • Sanjay Nirupam
  • Ashok (Bhai) Jagtap
  • Ratnakar Mahajan
  • Smt. Rajnitai Patil
  • Hussain Dalwai
  • Tukaram Renge Patil
  • Ulhas Patil
  • Mohd. Arif Naseem Khan
  • Chandrakant Handore
  • Nitin Raut
  • Vijay Wadettiwar
  • Sharad Ranpise
  • K. C. Padavi
  • Ravishet Patil
  • Natikkodin Khatib
  • Sadashivrao Patil
  • Subash Kanade
  • Keshavrao Autade
  • Nana Patole
  • P. N. Patil
  • Arshi Khan

Treasurer[edit]

  • Suresh Shetty

General Secretaries[edit]

  • Shri Haribhau Rathod, MLC
  • Mohd. Tarique Farooqui, Ex State Minister
  • Shri Muzaffar Hussain, Ex. MLC
  • Shri Basvaraj M. Patil Murumkar, MLA
  • Adv. Shri Ramhari G. Rupnavar, MLC
  • Shri Manikrao Jagtap, Ex-MLA
  • Shri Shirish Chaudhari, Ex-MLA
  • Dr. Smt. Shobha Bachhav Ex-MLA
  • Shri Nandkumar Zaware, Ex-MLA
  • Shri Nareshchandra Thakare, Ex-MLA
  • Shri Vijayrao Khadse, Ex-MLA
  • Shri Subhash Dhote, Ex-MLA
  • Shri Bhuichandra (Bandubhau) Sawarbandhe, Ex-MLA
  • Adv. Ganesh Patil
  • Shri S. Q. Jama, Ex-MLC
  • Shri Suresh Ingle, Ex-MLA
  • Shri Prakash Yelgulwar Ex-MLA
  • Shri Chatrapati Malojiraje Bhosle, Ex-MLA
  • Shri Rajesh P. Sharma
  • Shri Sachin Sawant
  • Prof. Prakash Sonawane
  • Shri Bhupindarsingh Gupta
  • Shri Rajan Bhosale
  • Shri Raj Shrof
  • Shri Ramesh Shetty
  • Shri Vishwanath Patil
  • Shri Ramakant Mhatre
  • Shri Mushtaq Ataulla Antulay
  • Smt. Summan R. Agrawal
  • Adv. Lalita Patil
  • Shri Vinayak Deshmukh
  • Shri Shyam Umalkar
  • Shri Kevalram Kale, Ex-MLA

Shri Madan Bhargad

Shri Sanjay Rathod

Shri Kishor Borkar

Shri Sanjay Khodke

Shri Ramkishan Ojha

Shri Abhijit Sapkal

Dr. Shri Babanrao Taywade

Shri Prafulla Gudade Patil

Shri Suresh Bhoyar

Shri Ziya Rahim Patel

Shri B. R. Kadam

Prof. T. P. Munde

Shri Haribhau Shelke

Shri Liyakat Ansari

Shri Shailesh S. Patil Chakurkar

Shri Ashok Patil Nilangekar

Shri Shivaji Patil Kavekar, Ex-MLA

Shri Subhash Zambad, MLC

Shri Arun Mugdia

Shri Kalyan Dale

Smt. Alka Rathod

Adv. Abhay Chajjed

Shri Prithviraj Sathe

Shri Mohan Joshi Ex MLC

Shri Dharma Bhosle

Shri Rohit Tilak

Shri P. N. Patil, Ex-MLA

Shri Yashwant Happe

Shri B. I. Nagarale

Secretaries[edit]

Shri Sayed Zeeshan Ahemad

Shri Mehul Vora

Shri Al-Nasser Zakaria

Adv. Gregory D’soza

Shri Ramchandra Dharmaji (Aba) Dalvi

Shri Santosh Shetty

Shri Datta Nar

Shri Vijay Patil

Smt. K. Vrushali

Shri Prakash Mutha

Shri Shyam Mhatre

Smt. Rani Agrawal

Shri Avinash Ramishtye

Shri Sudhir Pawar

Shri Kailas Hari Patil

Shri Vinay Dattatraya Rane

Smt. Alka Awalaskar

Shri Ramesh Keer

Smt. Hemlata Patil

Shri Shahu Khaire

Smt. Ashwini Boraste

Shri D. G. Patil

Dr. Shri Sudhir Dhone

Shri Prakash Sabale

Dr. Vajahat Mirza

Dr. Mohammad Nadim

Smt. Pramila Premraj Kute

Shri Vinod Jain

Shri Pramod Titirmare

Shri Umakant Agnihotri

Shri Shekhar Shende

Shri Ravindra Darekar

Er. Nitin Kumbalkar

Shri Nana Gavande

Shri Mujib Pathan

Dr. Yogendra Bhagat

Smt. Asawari Vijay Deotale

Shri Abdul Hafij Abdul Rehman

Shri Baburao Kulkarni

Shri Satsang Mundhe

Shri Ashok Sayana

Smt. Jyoti Sanjay Pawar

Shri Amar Khanapure

Shri Vijay B. Kamad

Shri Taufik Mullani

Shri Satyajeet Deshmukh

Shri Prakash Satpute

Shri Sanjay Balgude

Smt. Sangeeta Devkar

Shri Ajit Balkrishna Apte

Shri Sudhir Janjyot

Smt. Asmita Kate

Shri Atul Kotecha

Shri Samshersingh Sodhi

Shri Rajaram Deshmukh

Shri Manish Ganore

Shri Shah Alam Shaikh

Shri Suresh Dalvi

Shri Ajaz Ahmed L. Khatib,

Spokespersons[edit]

Shri Anant Gadgil, MLC

Shri Ulhas Pawar, Ex. MLC

Dr. Shri Ratnakar Mahajan

Shri Harish Rogye

Shri Ashok (Bhai) Jagtap, MLC

Shri Sachin Sawant

Dr. Raju Waghmare

Smt. Neela Limaye

Smt. Hemalata Patil

Dr. Shri Sudhir Dhone

Shri Atul Londhe

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee's Departments, Cells[edit]

Legal, Human Rights and R.T.I. Department[edit]

Chairman[edit]

  • Adv. Asif Shaukat Qureshi

Convenor[edit]

  • Adv. Dilip Shinde

Vice Presidents[edit]

  • Adv. Gauri N. Chhabria
  • Adv. Vijay Pandey
  • Adv. Raghwan Sarathi
  • Adv. Natha M. Jadhav
  • Adv. D. K. Shetty
  • Adv. Shitala Prasad Pande
  • Adv. Ashok Shetty

General Secretaries[edit]

  • Adv. Deepak Gurunath Talwar
  • Adv. Vishvajeet Vijaykumar Shinde
  • Adv. Vaibhav Anand Pednekar
  • Adv. Pralhad Khandagle Patil
  • Adv. Mohammad Ziauddin Khan
  • Adv. Jai Bhatiya
  • Adv. Mobin Sayed
  • Adv. Mohammad Ziauddin Khan
  • Adv. Krishnarao Pandit
  • Adv. Nandlal M. Trimbake

Secretaries[edit]

  • Adv. Akshay Subhash Samarth
  • Adv. Nafees Shifat Khan
  • Adv. Ravi Prakash Jadhav
  • Adv. Najma Fatma Khan
  • Adv. Shrikant Vasudev Ingle
  • Adv. Rajendra Pandey
  • Adv. Vijay S. Kabra

Organizing Secretaries[edit]

  • Adv. Shadab Khan
  • Adv. Pankaj Tidake
  • Adv. Sunil Dawda
  • Adv. Pramod

Executive Committee Members[edit]

  • Adv. Selwyn Parades
  • Adv. Chandrakumar Gulabchand Bafna
  • Adv. Mangesh Dawande


Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (S.C. Dept.)[edit]

  • Vijay Ambhore , President.
  • Dr. Jitendra Dehade, Working President.[3]

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (S.T. Dept.)[edit]

  • Shri. Anandrao Gedam, President.

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (O.B.C. Dept.)[edit]

President[edit]

  • Shri. Pramod More

Vice president[edit]

  • Shri. Pramod Deshmane
  • Shri. Shamkant Ishi
  • Shri. Satsang Mundhe
  • Shri. Rajesh Rathod
  • Shri. Vijay Raut

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (Minority Dept.)[edit]

  • Shri. M. M. Shaikh. Ex. MLC, President.
  • Mohd. Tarique Farooqui. Ex. Minister, Vice President.
  • Haji Ebrahim Shaikh. Vice President
  • Shri M. S. Randhawa. Vice President.
  • Haji Amir A.G Sayed. General secretary

IT and Social Media Cell[edit]

  • Abhijit Sapkal (State head)
  • Bilal Ahmed
  • Vinay Khamkar

Frontal Organisations[edit]

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Sevadal[edit]

  • Shri. Vilas Autade, Chief Organizer.

Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress[edit]

Maharashtra Pradesh Mahila Congress[edit]

  • Smt. Charulata Thokas, President.

Maharashtra Pradesh Indian National Trade Union Congress[edit]

  • Shri. Jaiprakash Chhajed, President.

Maharashtra Pradesh National Students Union of India[edit]

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
2019 17th Lok Sabha 8,792,237 1

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. ^ https://timesofindia.com/city/aurangabad/cong-revives-its-scheduled-castes-cell-in-maharashtra/articleshow/68382490.cms. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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