Rajendra Shingne

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Rajendra Bhaskarrao Shingne
Cabinet Minister
Government of Maharashtra
Assumed office
30 December 2019
GovernorBhagat Singh Koshyari
DeputyRajendra Patil Yadravkar
Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray
Preceded byJayakumar Jitendrasinh Rawal
Member of the Legislative Assembly of
Sindkhed Raja, Maharashtra
Assumed office
October 2019
Preceded byShashikant Narsingrao Khedekar
In office
March 1995 – October 2015 (Four terms)
Preceded byKayande Totaram Tukaram
Succeeded byShashikant Narsingrao Khedekar
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in
Government of Maharashtra
In office
December 2008 – October 2014
Chief Minister
Succeeded byEknath Shinde
Minister of State for Revenue in
Government of Maharashtra
In office
November 2004 – December 2008
Chief MinisterVilasrao Deshmukh
Minister of State for Education in
Government of Maharashtra
In office
October 1999 – November 2004
Chief Minister
Personal details
Born (1960-03-30) 30 March 1960 (age 62)[1]
Buldhana, Maharashtra, India
Political partyNationalist Congress Party
Parent(s)Bhaskarrao Shingne[2]
Residence(s)Laxmi Niwas, Buldhana
Alma materB.A.M.S. from Nagpur University
ProfessionPolitician, Doctor[2]

Rajendra Bhaskarrao Shingne is an Indian politician and a member of 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra. Currently he is serving as Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs administration in the Government of Maharashtra.

Early life and education

Shingne was born 30 March 1960[1] in Buldhana district of Maharashtra to his father Bhaskarrao Shingne. In 1988, he had completed H.S.C. from Shivaji High School, Buldhana (Maharashtra State Board) and he got B.A.M.S. degree in 1993, from Shri Gurudev Ayurvedic College, Mojhari (Nagpur University).[2]

Political career

Shingne is a prominent leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) from Vidarbha and is now the state vice-president of Nationalist Congress Party. Shingne served as a Member of Legislative Assembly from Sindkhed Raja Constituency, the birthplace of Rashtramata Rajmata Jijabai Bhosale. Shingne was elected to the Buldhana District Cooperative Credit Society in 1991. He started his journey in Maharashtra Assembly in 1995 when elected from Sindkhed Raja as an Independent candidate and[3] joined Nationalist Congress Party in 1999 along with prominent leaders like Rajesh Tope Jayant Patil Manohar Naik and R. R. Patil as well. Re-elected MLA in 1999 from Nationalist Congress Party,[4] Shingne was a Minister of State for Education and in 2004 served as the Minister of State for Revenue. He was appointed cabinet minister for Health and Family Welfare in 2008 and 2009.[5]

Post held

# From To Position Comments
01 March 1995 October 1999 Member, 9th Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra 1st term
02 October 1999 October 2004 Member, 10th Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra 2nd term
03 Minister of State for Education Vilasrao Deshmukh Ministry
04 October 2004 October 2009 Member, 11th Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra 3rd terms
05 Minister of State for Revenue Vilasrao Deshmukh Ministry
06 October 2009 October 2014 Member, 12th Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra 4th terms
07 Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan Ministry
08 October 2019 Incumbent Member, 14th Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra 5th terms
09 Cabinet Minister of Food and Drug Administration Uddhav Thackeray Ministry


  1. ^ a b "Rajendra Bhaskarrav Shingne Profile". www.indialeader.com. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Candidate affidavit". myneta.info. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  3. ^ "elections.traceall.in". Election Results in Sindkhed Raja, Maharashtra. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Sitting and previous MLAs from Sindkhed Raja Assembly Constituency". elections.in. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ "State Health Minister Rajendra Shingane". Indianexpress. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
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