Padamsinh Bajirao Patil

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Dr. Padamsinha Bajirao Patil
Padamsinh Bajirao Patil (dr- Saheb) 2014-05-17 06-38.jpg
Constituency Osmanabad
Personal details
Born 1 June 1940
Osmanabad, Maharashtra
Political party Nationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s) Dr. Chandrakala Patil
Children Ranajagjitsinha Patil (MLA), Prithviraj Patil (English Solicitor and Indian Advocate)
Residence Sinhagad, Near Circuit House, Osmanabad, Maharashtra
Religion Hindu

Dr. Padamsinha Bajirao Patil (born 1 June 1940) was a member of 15th Lok Sabha, lower house of Parliament of India, from Osmanabad in Maharashtra state in India. He was elected to the Lok Sabha on a Nationalist Congress Party ticket in the May 2009 general elections. He was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for 8 terms. He is considered as Sharad Pawar's closest confidante. He was a minister in the Maharashtra Government for more than 20 years. He was the deputy speaker of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha, Deputy Opposition Leader and also the State President of Sharad Pawar's Congress(S). He was responsible for constructing the largest number of Kolhapur Type ("K.T.") Dams in his home turf Osmanabad and was also responsible for making Osmanabad the most irrigated district in the otherwise backward and largely arid Marathwada region. He is considered as Sharad Pawar's muscle man. He was responsible in bringing Chhagan Bhujbal into the Nationalist Congress Party ("N.C.P") and creating other stalwart leaders in the party. His son Rana Jagjitsinha Patil was Minister of State for Industries, Revenue, Agriculture, Cultural Affairs, Protocol, Employment and Employment with guarantee scheme, Parliamentary Affairs and a Member of the Legislative Council ("MLC") for two terms; he has now been elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly ("MLA") for Osmanabad Vidhan Sabha constituency. Dr. Saheb is considered among the most senior and respected leaders in the Marathwada region.

Corruption allegations[edit]

The Justice P. B. Sawant Committee indicted him for siphoning off farmers' money from the Terna Sugar Cooperative money meant for victims of Kargil and the Gujarat earthquake. This allegation was never pursued or proved. [1]

Murder charge[edit]

He was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged involvement in the murder of his cousin brother and confidante Pawanraje Nimbalkar and remanded in the agency's custody. This was considered as a political conspiracy by many against him and Sharad Pawar.[2][3] He was never in judicial custody for more than a week. He was granted bail on a surety of Rs 2 lakh.[4] The trial in Alibaug court began on 6 June 2011 and a verdict in a court of law is still pending.[5][6]


Positions held[edit]

  • 1975-1978 Chairman Building and Construction ("B&C") Committee Zilla Parishad ("Z.P.") Osmanabad
  • 1975-1978 Member Zilla Parishad Osmanabad
  • 1978- Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly ("MLA")
  • 1978–1980 Cabinet Minister for Energy & Excise, Government of Maharashtra
  • 1986–1988 Deputy Speaker, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • 1988–1994 Cabinet Minister for Irrigation, Home Affairs & Ex. Services Welfare, Government of Maharashtra
  • 1995-1999 Deputy Leader of the Opposition
  • 1999–2002 Cabinet Minister for Energy and Water Resources, Government of Maharashtra
  • 2002–2004 Cabinet Minister for Water Resources (excluding Krishna Valley Irrigation), Government of Maharashtra
  • 2009 Elected to the 15th Lok Sabha.[7][8][9]


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  2. ^ "NCP MP Padamsinh Patil Held for Murder". Mumbai: Outlook. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Kumar, Vinay (9 June 2009). "Lok Sabha told of Padmsinh Patil’s arrest". New Delhi: The Hindu. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Padamsinh Patil is granted bail". NAVI MUMBAI: The Times of India. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Suspended NCP MP Padamsinh Patil fined for delaying trial. 7 June 2011. Retrieved on 2011-12-23.
  6. ^ After LS polls, new crisis for Pawar. (2009-06-08). Retrieved on 2011-12-23.
  7. ^ Fifteenth Lok Sabha. Members Bioprofile. Retrieved on 2011-12-23.
  8. ^ Detailed Profile – Dr. Padmasinha Bajirao Patil – Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) – Who's Who – Government: National Portal of India. Retrieved on 2011-12-23.
  9. ^ Member of Parliament (P), Lok Sabha, Parliament of India Archived 14 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved on 2011-12-23.