Anil Deshmukh is an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra. He is a senior leader of the Nationalist Congress Party. Deshmukh served as the Minister of Home Affairs in the Government of Maharashtra between 2019 and 2021. Deshmukh resigned as the Home Minister of Maharashtra in 2021 due to allegations of extortion and money laundering. Anil Deshmukh has been a member of the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and 14th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly representing Katol (Vidhan Sabha constituency).
Prior to being appointed as the Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh has held several ministerial positions in the Government of Maharashtra such as Minister of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Minister of Public Works Department.
He was also the Minister of State for School Education, Information, Public Relations, Sports, and Youth Affairs. He was also appointed as the Minister of State for Education and Culture for the Government of Maharashtra.
Anil Deshmukh Bio
|Name||Anil Vasantrao Deshmukh|
|Birth Date||9 May 1950|
|Birth Place||Katol, Maharashtra|
|Anil Deshmukh Net Worth||19 Crore|
Early life of Anil Deshmukh
Born on 9 May 1950, Anil Deshmukh was born in Vad Vihira village near Katol Katol town in Nagpur district of Maharashtra state, India. His father’s name is Vasantrao Deshmukh. His father Vasantrao Deshmukh was a farmer and businessman by profession. His mother was a housewife.
The name of Anil Deshmukh’s wife is Aarti Deshmukh. Anil Deshmukh and Aarti Deshmukh also have two sons named Hrishikesh Deshmukh and Salil Deshmukh.
Anil Deshmukh also adopted an orphan girl named Varsha from ‘Shri Shankar Baba Papalkar’s Ashram’ and arranged for her marriage. He performed all the rituals of marriage as well as Kanyadaan for his adopted daughter.
Anil Deshmukh Education
He completed his primary education at Katol High School and later obtained a Master of Science degree in Agriculture from Agriculture College, Nagpur, and was awarded his Master’s degree by Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth Akola.
Anil Deshmukh Political Career
Anil Deshmukh has been appointed as the Minister of State for School Education, Higher and Technical Education, and Cultural Affairs in Maharashtra. He banned the practice of private coaching classes conducted by teachers working in the regular service of a government or private schools. He also started a campaign aimed at reducing the weight of school bags.
Minister of Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs, and Public Works Department from 1999 to 2001
After winning the election, Anil Deshmukh was appointed Minister of State for School Education, Information and Public Relations, Sports, and Youth Welfare. During this, he passed an order to start the construction of India’s second-largest air-conditioned indoor sports stadium in Nagpur.
Food, and Drugs Minister from 2001 to 2004
In 2001, he was appointed as a cabinet minister in Maharashtra as the Minister of State Excise, Food and Drugs. He passed legislation in the state to ban the sale and purchase of gutka as it contains carcinogens that have a serious impact on the health of a person.
2004 to 2008 Public Works Department
Anil Deshmukh became the Public Works (Public Undertaking) Minister of Maharashtra. While working as PWD Minister, he looked after the Bandra Worli Sea Link Project. The 4.7 km long, twin 4-lane bridge has proved to be another world-class landmark in the country.
2009 to 2014 Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection
In 2009, he was the Minister of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection in Maharashtra. He offered to introduce a biometric card system for ration card holders under the Public Distribution System.
Along with this, he also proposed to end the computerization of the Public Distribution System. He also introduced a stock monitoring system for essential commodities which were made available online anytime.
Maharashtra Home Minister from 2019 till now
After his defeat in the 2014 elections, Anil Deshmukh won the 2019 election and became the Home Minister in Maharashtra. He gave self-balancing electric scooters to Mumbai Police to help them in patrolling duty.
He also announced Rs. 50 lakh ex-gratia for the families of police personnel who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mumbai Police also got several drones to keep a watch on the violators of the lockdown in densely populated areas and slum areas.
Anil Deshmukh resigned as the Home Minister of Maharashtra on 5 April 2021, after the Bombay High Court directed the CBI to investigate the corruption charges leveled against Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Anil Deshmukh Family
|Father’s Name||Vasantrao Deshmukh|
|Mother’s Name||Update Soon|
|Wife Name||Aarti Deshmukh|
|Children Name||Hrishikesh Deshmukh and Salil Deshmukh|
Anil Deshmukh Latest News
When Anil Deshmukh was the Home Minister of Maharashtra, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh wrote a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray accusing Anil Deshmukh of collecting ₹100 crore per month from hoteliers and bar owners.
Deshmukh, however, denied the allegations saying that Param Bir was trying to protect himself by blaming others and added that he would file a defamation suit against Param Bir if he fails to prove his claims.
On 5 April 2021, after the Bombay High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the allegations of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh leveled against Deshmukh, he resigned as the Home Minister of Maharashtra.