Day after resigning from the post of Maharashtra Assembly speaker, Nana Patole on Friday has been appointed as the President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee, Congress announced on Friday. This comes following Patole resigned as state speaker and had handover over his resignation letter to Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal on Thursday.
Patole replaces Balasaheb Thorat who holds the Revenue portfolio in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. He has been appointed as Maharashtra assembly speaker during the formation of the MVA government in 2019.
Former Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s daughter Pranati has been appointed as the working president. Besides Pranati, the Congress leadership also appointed other leaders as working president of Maharashtra unit including Shivaji Rao Moge, Basavaraj Patil, Mohamed Arif Naseem, Kunal Rohidas Patil and Chandrakanth Handore.
After becoming the state Congress chief Patole said, “The high command of the party asked me to resign from the post. I obeyed them.”