Sunil Tatkare is considered very close to the new Deputy CM of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar. In this political development, his name is appearing in a lot of discussion.
There is a lot of upheaval in the politics of Maharashtra. Where Ajit Pawar has selected 68-year-old Sunil Tatkare as the Maharashtra President of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). NCP chief Sharad Pawar has announced the expulsion of Sunil Tatkare and Praful Patel for anti-party activities.
Sunil Tatkare is considered very close to the new Deputy CM of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar. In this political development, his name is appearing in a lot of discussion. Ajit Pawar has indicated to kill two birds with one stone by making him the state president, but Sharad Pawar has proved his decision to be light by using his power. Ajit Pawar had tried that with this decision he would win over the OBC votes and prove his hold in the second party.
What has been the political background of Sunil Tatkare
Sunil Tatkare, who belongs to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) community, is among the top leaders of the NCP. He was appointed the National General Secretary of NCP by Sharad Pawar just a month back. But in less than a month, the political situation in the state has changed completely.
Sunil Tatkare’s daughter Aditi Tatkare is among the nine NCP leaders who took oath as cabinet ministers on Sunday. He is also facing an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). In 2017, the ACB had filed a charge sheet related to corruption in the Irrigation Department, in which Tatkare was also named. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had also launched a preliminary inquiry against Tatkare in 2012 in connection with the same case.
Sunil Tatkare has always liked to be involved in the ups and downs of Maharashtra politics. The party fielded him in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Raigad when he lost to sitting MP Anant Geete of the Shiv Sena. Meanwhile, his assembly seat had gone to his nephew Avdhoot. Five years later, Tatkare again contested the general elections and won.
Political debut was from Congress
Sunil Tatkare was born on 10 July 1955 in Sutarwadi Kolad and did his Inter Science from Fergusson College, Pune. He worked as a government road contractor before joining the Indian National Congress in 1984.
In 1995, he became an MLA on a Congress party ticket. In 2004, he was made the Minister of Food and Civil Supplies. In 2008 he was appointed the Minister of Energy and in 2009 the Minister of Finance.