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Bachchu Kadu
Minister of State
Government of Maharashtra
In office
30 December 2019 – 27 June 2022
Minister
GovernorBhagat Singh Koshyari
Chief MinisterUddhav Thackeray
Deputy CMAjit Pawar
Guardian MinisterAkola District
Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
2004
Preceded byVasudhatai Pundlikrao Deshmukh
ConstituencyAchalpur
Personal details
Born5 July 1970
NationalityIndian
Political partyPrahar Janshakti Party

Omprakash Babarao Kadu is an independent Member of the Legislative Assembly from Achalpur, Maharashtra, India. Achalpur assembly constituency is a part of Amravati (Lok Sabha constituency). He has been elected to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for four consecutive terms from 2004 to 2019. He is currently serving jail for two-years term in a case against him.[1]

Career

On 19 October 2014, Kadu won the assembly election, defeating congress candidate Bablu Deshmukh candidate by more than 10000 votes. This was the first time in Achalpur assembly elections that a candidate won three times in succession. In 2019 election he won the assembly election by total of 81,252 votes which 44% of the total voters. He is the first candidate to be elected for a fourth consecutive term in Achalpur Assembly elections. He is Leader of Prahar Janshakti Party. He is part of Newly formed MahaVikas Aaghadi or MVA.[2] the banner called Prahar Yuvashakti Sanghatana that became the Prahar Party.He then rebelled against MVA along with Eknath Shinde in 2022 Maharashtra political crisis.[3]

In March 2023, He sparked controversy when he said stay dogs should be sent to Assam to be eaten for dog meat.[4]

On 22 April 2017, Punjab Bharatiya Janata Party MP Hema Malini said she would take action against Kadu for making derogatory comments towards Malini days earlier.[5]

Positions held

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nashik MLA in Jail".
  2. ^ "Sitting and previous MLAs from Achalpur Assembly Constituency".
  3. ^ https://zeenews.india.com/india/maharashtra-crisis-not-eknath-shinde-this-bahubali-minister-may-seek-no-trust-vote-against-uddhav-thackeray-2479098.html/
  4. ^ "'Send stray dogs to Assam for consumption': Maharashtra MLA's bizarre advice sparks row".
  5. ^ "Bacchu Kadu: Hema Malini to take action against Maharashtra MLA | India News". Times of India.
  6. ^ "Maharashtra Cabinet portfolios announced".
  7. ^ "महाराष्ट्र मंत्रिमंडळ खातेवाटप जाहीर".
  8. ^ "2020: Maharashtra govt appoints guardian ministers for all 36 districts".