Mini Biography :
Ashok Shankarrao Chavan (born 28 October 1958) is the present Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Chavan was sworn in on 8 December 2008, after Vilasrao Deshmukh and the Indian National Congress party selected him to be Deshmukh’s successor on 5 December 2008. He also served as Minister for Cultural Affairs, Industries, Mines and Protocol in Vilasrao Deshmukh government. Chavan is son of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shankarrao Chavan and they are the first fatherâ€“son duo in the state’s history to become chief ministers.
He graduated in Science and has obtained his Master’s in Business Management.He started his political career as General Secretary, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee. In the year 1987â€“88 he was elected as Member of Parliament from Nanded (Lok Sabha constituency). In 1992 he was elected as M.L.C from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Constituency and later joined as Minister of State for Public works, Urban Development and Home in March 1993. In 2003, Chavan became Minister for Transport, Ports, Cultural Affairs and Protocol. In November 2004, Chavan became Minister for Industries, Mining, Cultural Affairs & Protocol. He was the General Secretary of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee from 1995 to 1999.He is the president of Sai Sevabhavi Trust Nanded, a charitable voluntary organisation.
After winning assembly elections in 2009, Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi named Ashok Chavan as next Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
A day after results of the assembly elections, Congress was busy assembling the pieces of government formation in Maharashtra and Ashok Chavan Congress leaders celebrates their victory in Maharashtra state assembly elections. Haryana, reconfirming its frontrunners in the states and altering...
Campaigning ended on Sunday for the October 13 Assembly polls in Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh, being seen as the first key test of popularity for major political parties after the Lok Sabha elections. The over four week-long canvassing saw top...