Newly appointed Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole accepted the post from outgoing state party chief Balasaheb Thorat in Mumbai on Friday. On 5th February,Congress appointed Nana Patole as the chairman of the party’s Maharashtra State Committee replacing Balasaheb Thorat.
Apart from this, the Congress Party has made six working presidents and 10 vice presidents in the state Congress to help Nana Patole.
Nana Patole had earlier resigned as the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. He succeeds Balasaheb Thorat, who is currently the revenue minister in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government led by Uddhav Thackeray. Considering the current political situation in Maharashtra, the party high command has decided to hand over the command of the state unit to a non-Maratha leader.
Nana Patole, who hails from the Kunbi community (OBC) is the Congress high commander’s first choice for the post. Patole was a three-time Congress MLA from Sakoli in Bhandara district. Patole was previously an MP from the Bharatiya Janata Party, but in 2017 he resigned from the party and joined the Congress on 11 January 2018. Patole, who has carved out his image as a rebel leader, has brightened his politics in many parties.