Nana Patole

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Nana Falgunrao Patole
President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee
Assumed office
5 February 2021
National President Indian National CongressSonia Gandhi
Preceded byBalasaheb Thorat
18th Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
In office
02 December 2019 – 04 February 2021
GovernorBhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray
Deputy SpeakerZirwal Narhari Sitaram
Leader of the HouseUddhav Thackeray
Preceded byHaribhau Bagade
Succeeded by(Acting) Zirwal Narhari Sitaram
Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
21 October 2019
Preceded byRajesh Lahanu Kashiwar
In office
27 November 2009 – 19 October 2014
Preceded bySevakbhau Nirdhanji Waghaye (Patil)
Succeeded byRajesh Lahanu Kashiwar
In office
24 November 1999 – 19 December 2009
Preceded byKapgate Dayaram Maroti
Succeeded byRajesh Kashiwar
ConstituencyLakhandur Assembly Constituency
Member of Parliament Lok Sabha
In office
19 May 2014 – 31 May 2018
Preceded byPraful Patel
Succeeded byMadhukar Kukde
Personal details
Born (1963-06-05) 5 June 1963 (age 59)
Bhandara, Maharashtra, India[1]
Political partyHand INC.svg Indian National Congress(11 January 2018–present) (Till 2008)
Other political
Bharatiya Janata Party (2009–2018)
Independent (2008–2009)
Children2 Daughters & a Son
Residence(s)Sukli, Taluka- Sakoli, District- Bhandara, India
OccupationMaharashtra Politician

Nana Falgunrao Patole (born 5 June 1963) is an Indian politician who is the current President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee from 5 February 2021. He was the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

A former Member of the Parliament of India[2] (the 16th Lok Sabha), he represented the BJP.[3] He represented the Bhandara-Gondiya in Lok Sabha.[4] In 2017, he resigned from BJP and the Lok Sabha. On 11 January 2018 he joined Congress party.[5][6]

Political career

In the 2014 Lok sabha elections, he contested the constituency as the BJP/NDA candidate and won. He defeated then Union minister Praful Patel by 149,254 votes.[7] He was also Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sakoli from 2009 to 2014. He fights for OBC and was the leader of the opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly[8] Patole has resigned from his Loksabha Membership by submitting his resignation letter to Loksabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajen. After then he joins indian national congress. Due to his strong attachment with farmers issues Congress party selected him as a national chairman of All India Kisan Congress.[9]

Positions held

  • 1990 : Bhandara Zilla Parishad Member from Sangadi Zilla Parishad Constituency, Bhandara district
  • 1999 – May 2014 : Member, State Legislative Assembly, Maharashtra (3 Terms)
  • May 2014 : Elected to 16th Lok Sabha
  • September 2018 : Chairman, All India Kisan Congress[10]
  • 1 September 2014 onwards : Member, Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests
  • October, 2019 : Contested election from Sakoli Maharashtra state Assembly elections from Indian National Congress party candidate and secured victory.
  • 2019 : INC- NCP- Shiv Sena post election alliance as Mahavikas Aghadhi formed and he was elected as Speaker of State assembly without any contest.
  • Feb, 2021 : Nana Patole appointed Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president.[11]

Participation in Cultural and Social activities

Interest in Social Service (Social Worker) in Bhandara and Gondia Districts and other place of Maharashtra StateSocial Service (Social Worker)[12]

Education Qualifications

Post Graduate Educated from Manohar Bhai Patel College, Sakoli, Bhandara district.


  1. ^ "Formal Sixteenth Lok Sabha Member Profile".
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Profile on MyNeta Site".
  5. ^ "Mumbai: Former BJP MP Nana Patole joins Congress". India Today. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  6. ^ Congress (11 January 2018). "Congress President Rahul Gandhi warmly welcomes Mr Nana Patole, Ex-MP from BJP, to the Congress".
  7. ^ "".
  8. ^ "Profile on BJP Web page".
  9. ^ "AICC Departments and Cells: Indian National Congress - Congress Party Official website". Archived from the original on 26 February 2019.
  10. ^ "AICC Departments and Cells: Indian National Congress - Congress Party Official website". Archived from the original on 26 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Nana Patole appointed Maharashtra Congress president". TOI. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Nanabhau Falgunrao Patole - National Portal of India".
Lok Sabha
Preceded by Member of Parliament
for Bhandara–Gondiya

Succeeded by
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