Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar named Bhujbal for the post on Dec.5, 2008. Bhujbal, who holds the public works department portfolio, will now oversee the crucial home department. His appointment comes five days after R.R. Patil resigned as deputy chief minister, owning moral responsibility for last week’s terror attacks in Mumbai, which left 172 people dead.
A qualified mechanical/ electrical engineer whose political and social career spans four decades during which he has held number of high ranking civic and political posts such as the Mayor of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation as well as Deputy Chief Minister of the Govt. of Maharashtra. His passion for nation building has impelled him to set up the MET League of Colleges. Presently, Mr. Bhujbal is a senior Cabinet Minister in the Govt. of Maharashtra.
With the keen interest in education he created a world class Management Institute, called as ‘Mumbai Educational Trust’.which is now 15 years old and has tie-up with prestigous world institutions.
Born In the year 1947, October 15th Chhagan Bhujbal started his political career with Shiv Sena. Chhagan Bhujbal was instrumental for taking Shiv-sena to rural Maharashtra in late eighties. Single handadly he toured Maharashtra, campaigned for Sena, but at the end was humiliated by Bal Thakray, left the party to join Congress. He was given the Revenue Department in Naik’s ministry and protection along with. He took over as Minister of housing in Mr. Sharad Pawar’s cabinet. A great orator, keen for aesthetics, art-lover and a great human being will be known in the history of Maharashtra.
61-year-old Bhujbal was the Deputy Chief Minister in the first Congress-NCP government sworn-in in 1999 but had to quit after a controversy. He resigned that post following an attack on ZEE office by his followers. He was targeted by his own party men with the allegations of involvement in the multi-million-rupee Telgi scam. Nothing was proved. The police officers investigating the scam got plum postings after the resignation of Mr. Bhujbal.
Because of good image among the public, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal was on Friday appointed again Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister, the party’s state president Arun Gujarathi said.
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