Congress chief Nana Patole, who earned the epithet of a “large killer” after he defeated NCP’s Praful Patel in Gondia in 2014 as a BJP candidate and later resigned as MP after accusing the Modi authorities of being anti-farmer, was on Sunday elected Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Meeting unopposed. Professional-tem speaker Dilip Walse Patil made the announcement after BJP candidate Kisan Kathore withdrew his nomination earlier within the day.
The 56-year-old had received the meeting elections from Sakoli. He additionally contested towards Nitin Gadkari and misplaced within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
A former BJP MP from Bhandara-Gondiya within the state, he had strongly criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, social gathering leaders in centre and state and had stop the social gathering and his seat in December 2017.
He had launched a 14-point letter citing the explanations for his resignation and even attacked the Maharashtra authorities earlier for the way wherein it applied the farm loans waiver scheme.
Mr Patole’s resignation got here barely hours earlier than the essential Gujarat Meeting elections and he made a excessive profile return to the Congress for which he campaigned aggressively towards the BJP in PM Modi’s home-state.
Seen as a pacesetter of the farmers and the Different Backward Class group, Mr Patole began his political profession in 1990 on the Bhandara Zilla Parishad and was first elected as Congress MLA in 1999, later in 2004 and in 2009 on a BJP ticket.
He remained with the Congress until 2008, an impartial for a 12 months and joined the BJP in 2009 and received the Sakoli seat in Vidarbha area of japanese Maharashtra.
As speaker, he succeeds the BJP’s Haribhau Bagade and his elevation is considered as a sign from the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress authorities that it’s “pro-farmer” in addition to an try to keep up a political stability between the japanese and western areas of the state as Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is from Mumbai.