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Who Is Dilip Walse Patil? Know All About NCP Minister Who Is Likely To Replace Anil Deshmukh As Home Minister

<p>Rumours are rife that another NCP minister, Dilip Walse Patil, may be handed over the post of Maharashtra Home Minister after Anil Deshmukh tendered his resignation on Monday.</p> <p>Deshmukh submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after the Bombay High Court directed CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into corruption allegations levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ | <a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/maharashtra-home-minister-anil-deshmukh-resigns-after-bombay-hc-orders-cbi-probe-1451665">Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh Submits Resignation To CM Uddhav Thackeray Amid Orders Of CBI Probe</a></strong></p> <p>Deshmukh in his letter explained that he is resigning with his own will and owing to the honour of the post he was on. "I don't have the moral right to continue in office after the court order. I have decided to quit. Kindly relieve me from my post," Deshmukh said in the resignation letter, a copy of which he posted on Twitter.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Bombay High Court bench has ordered the probing agency not immediately register an FIR in the case but to conduct a preliminary inquiry in accordance with law and conclude it within 15 days. The court also said that Anil Deshmukh is the Home Minister and no impartial probe can be done by the police.</p> <p>Though the Chief Minister is yet to accept his resignation, there are speculations that Dilip Walse Patil may take over as next Maharashtra Home Minister.</p> <p>Born on October 30, Patil is a six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, who is currently serving as excise minister and minister of labour department in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government.</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ | <a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/sanjay-raut-takes-u-turn-on-sachin-vaze-questions-how-could-hm-anil-deshmukh-be-unaware-of-vasooli-1450525">Sanjay Raut Takes U-Turn On Sachin Vaze, Questions How Could HM Anil Deshmukh Be Unaware Of 'Vasooli'</a></strong></p> <p>Known to be a close associate of party President Sharad Pawar, Patil in the past has also served as a minister with different portfolios...

<p>Rumours are rife that another NCP minister, Dilip Walse Patil, may be handed over the post of Maharashtra Home Minister after Anil Deshmukh tendered his resignation on Monday.</p> <p>Deshmukh submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after the Bombay High Court directed CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into corruption allegations levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ | <a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/maharashtra-home-minister-anil-deshmukh-resigns-after-bombay-hc-orders-cbi-probe-1451665">Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh Submits Resignation To CM Uddhav Thackeray Amid Orders Of CBI Probe</a></strong></p> <p>Deshmukh in his letter explained that he is resigning with his own will and owing to the honour of the post he was on. "I don’t have the moral right to continue in office after the court order. I have decided to quit. Kindly relieve me from my post," Deshmukh said in the resignation letter, a copy of which he posted on Twitter.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Bombay High Court bench has ordered the probing agency not immediately register an FIR in the case but to conduct a preliminary inquiry in accordance with law and conclude it within 15 days. The court also said that Anil Deshmukh is the Home Minister and no impartial probe can be done by the police.</p> <p>Though the Chief Minister is yet to accept his resignation, there are speculations that Dilip Walse Patil may take over as next Maharashtra Home Minister.</p> <p>Born on October 30, Patil is a six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, who is currently serving as excise minister and minister of labour department in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government.</p> <p><strong>ALSO READ | <a href="https://news.abplive.com/news/india/sanjay-raut-takes-u-turn-on-sachin-vaze-questions-how-could-hm-anil-deshmukh-be-unaware-of-vasooli-1450525">Sanjay Raut Takes U-Turn On Sachin Vaze, Questions How Could HM Anil Deshmukh Be Unaware Of ‘Vasooli'</a></strong></p> <p>Known to be a close associate of party President Sharad Pawar, Patil in the past has also served as a minister with different portfolios such as Finance and Planning, Energy, Higher and Technical Education, and Medical Education.</p> <p>Coming from a political family, Patil started his political career as a PA to Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar. In 1990, he became a member of Maharashtra legislative assembly for the first time after defeating Kisanrao Bankhele in Ambegaon.</p>

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