Eknath Shinde Profile Maharashtra Eknath Shinde Once Used To Drive Auto Minister In MVA Government
Maharashtra News: Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, who was at...
Maharashtra News: Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde, who was at the center of the political crisis in Maharashtra, once started the political innings as a party worker and became one of the top leaders of Shiv Sena on the strength of his organizational skills and public support. Shinde, 58, who once worked as an auto driver in Mumbai’s adjoining Thane city, made his mark as a prominent Shiv Sena leader in the Thane-Palghar region in a short span of time after foraying into politics. He is known for aggressively raising public issues.
Shiv Sena leader Shinde, a four-time MLA, is currently holding the charge of Minister of Urban Development and PWD Department in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government of Maharashtra. He has been thanking party founder Balasaheb Thackeray many times for his success in state politics. Born on February 9, 1964, Shinde dropped out before completing his graduation and joined the emerging Shiv Sena in the state.
Originally hailing from Satara district of western Maharashtra, Shinde made Thane district his workspace. Influenced by the party’s Hindutva ideology and the personality of Bal Thackeray, Shinde joined the Shiv Sena. Shinde, the MLA from Thane city’s Kopri-Panchpakhadi seat, is known to indulge in politics by taking to the streets and has dozens of cases registered against him on various charges, including intentional hurt with weapons and rioting.
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Councilor was elected in 1997
Shinde was elected councilor in the Thane Municipal Corporation in 1997 and after that he became an MLA for the first time by winning the 2004 assembly elections. Shinde’s stature can be gauged from the fact that he is seen as the second most prominent leader in the party. Shinde’s son Dr. Shrikant Shinde is a Lok Sabha member from Kalyan seat. Shinde was also appointed Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for a brief period in 2014.
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