Vijaysinh Mohite–Patil

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Vijaysinh Mohite Patil

Vijaysinh Shankarao Mohite-Patil (born 12 June 1944) is a former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He was also a Minister for PWD and Tourism & Rural Development for over 25 years, and was elected in 2014 as member of parliament (MP) for Madha in Maharashtra.[1]

Political career[edit]

Mohite-Patil started his career as Sarpanch of Akluj in Solapur district.[citation needed] He served as President of Solapur Zilla Parishad from 1971 to 1979[citation needed], and was MLA representing Malshiras from 1980 to 2009. In that time he established sugar factories, milk dairies & processing industries, poultry farms, schools, nursing college, engineering college and a D.Ed College in Malshiras Taluka. On 25 December 2003 he was sworn in as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.[2][3] Also he was a cabinet Minister of PWD, Tourism and Rural Development Ministry.

In the 2009 elections his position as MLA from Malshiras became a Reserved Seat, forcing him to shift to the neighbouring Pandharpur seat. He was defeated in the elections that followed.[4] NCP president Sharad Pawar eventually named him president of the Maharashtra State Co-operative Sugar Factories Federation.[5] In 2014, he was elected as MP from Madha constituency in Maharashtra.

Positions held[edit]

  • Akluj Gram Panchayat- Member, Sarpanch
  • Solapur Zilla Parishad- Member, President (From 1971 to 1979)
  • State Assembly-Malshiras Constituency-MLA (From 1980 to 2009)
  • Deputy CM. Maharashtra State (25 Dec 2003 – 1 Nov 2005)
  • Minister of PWD
  • Minister of Tourism
  • Minister of Rural Development
  • Chairman- Ethanol Manufacturers association of India.
  • Chairman- Maharashtra Rajya Sakhar Sangh (State Sugar Cooperatives Association)
  • MLC - Nominated by Governor (4, May 2012 - 16 May 2014 )
  • Member of Parliament - Madha (16 May 2014 - Incumbent)

About Family[edit]

  • Father - Shankarrao
  • Mother - Ratnprabha
  • Wife - Nandinidevi
  • Son - Ranjitsinh
  • Daughter - Renuka Karnik
  • Brother - Rajsinh, Jaysinh, Madansinh, Pratapsinh, Udaysinh
  • Nephew - Dhairysheel, Sangramsinh,Satyasheel, Dhavalsinh, Arjunsinh, Shivtejsinh, Kirtidwajsinh
  • Grandchildren - Vishwatejsinh, Karan and Vaishnavi.

Vijaysinh's marriage was famous in Maharashtra as "lakshbhojan" in 1971,period of heavy droughts. More than 1 lacs of people were offered meal in his marriage.


  1. ^ "Maharashtra sweats, its Energy Minister switches on 10 ACs". Indian Express. 21 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Mohite-Patil replaces Bhujbal". The Tribune. 26 December 2003. Retrieved 2009-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Mohite-Patil's fortune teeters on Shinde's". MiD DAY. 28 October 2004. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  4. ^ Kothari, Vishwas (5 April 2009). "Testing times for Shinde in Solapur". Indian Express. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, new chief of sugar co-ops federation". Daily News & Analysis. 
Preceded by
Chhagan Bhujbal
Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra
25 December 2003 – 1 November 2004
Succeeded by
R. R. Patil
Preceded by
R. R. Patil
Rural Development Minister
1 November 2004 – 9 October 2009
Succeeded by
Jayant Patil