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Chandrakant Patil has been appointed as the new chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Maharashtra unit while MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha has been appointed as Mumbai unit chief . he has replaced Ashish Shailar Who got elevated as minister in state cabinet.

Patil, a Cabinet Minister in the state government, replaces Raosaheb Danve, who resigned from the post

Danve was made a Minister of State (MoS) of Consumer Affairs in the Union Cabinet earlier in May.

According to reports, the BJP has a ‘one-person, one-post’ principle, wherein a minister cannot be state president at the same time.

While MPs and legislators can simultaneously hold organisational posts, the reports state that the party rarely allows a person to hold a government and party post together.

Fondly known as Dada Patil, Mr chandrakant patil  was born to a Maharashtrian family on 10 June 1959. His father, Bacchu Patil (jain), used to serve tea to mill workers.

He spent his childhood days in the Prabhudas chawl in Mumbai. He received his initial schooling from the Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya (formerly known as King George High School), Dadar. He graduated from the Siddharth College (Fort) in 1985.

He was introduced to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at the age of 18. It was in 1980, that he started working as a full-time activist for the ABVP.

Later in 1982, he was appointed as the ‘Pradesh Mantri’. In 1985, Patil was elected as ‘Kshetriya Sangathan Mantri’ of the ABVP where he focused on the problems of the youth and student issues.

During 1990, Dada Patil was elected as the Akhil Bharatiya Mantri of ABVP.

he travelled to different districts of India to make people aware of social issues and addressed problems related to the education sector and the youth.

in October 2014, he was elected as Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra. He has been holding the Cabinet Minister office since July 2016.

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