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Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee
LeaderPrithviraj Chavan
PresidentNana Patole
ChairpersonBalasaheb Thorat
(Leader of Congress Legislature Party Maharashtra Legislature)
SecretaryVijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar
(Leader of the Opposition Maharashtra Legislative Assembly)
HeadquartersTilak Bhawan, Kaka Saheb Gadgil Marg, Dadar, Mumbai-400025, Maharashtra Gandhi Bhawan, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai-400 005, Maharashtra
Student wingMaharashtra NSUI
Youth wingMaharashtra Youth Congress
Women's wingMaharashtra Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee
Ideology
AllianceMaha Vikas Aghadi
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 48
Seats in Rajya Sabha
3 / 19
Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
45 / 288
Seats in Maharashtra Legislative Council
10 / 78
Election symbol
Website
www.mahacongress.com

The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (or Maharashtra PCC) is the state unit of the Indian National Congress for the state of Maharashtra. It is responsible for organizing and coordinating the party's activities and campaigns within the state, as well as selecting candidates for local, state, and national elections in Maharashtra. The head office of the organization is situated in Dadar, Mumbai and administrative office in Colaba Causeway, Mumbai

History

The state of Maharashtra was formed on 1 May 1960, and since then its politics have been evolving. The INC was long without a major challenger, and enjoyed overwhelming support from the state's sugar co-operatives and thousands of other cooperative organizations involved in the rural agricultural economy of the state such as marketing of dairy and vegetable produce, credit unions etc. Since 1930s when Keshrao Jedhe joined the Congress party, the politics of the Bombay state and its successor Maharashtra state has been dominated by the mainly rural Maratha-Kunbi caste.[1] This group dominates the cooperative institutions and with the resultant economic power, control politics from the village level up to the Assembly and Lok Sabha seats. Since 1980s, this group has also been active in setting up private educational institutions.[2] Major past political figures of Congress party from Maharashtra such as Keshavrao Jedhe, Yashwantrao Chavan, Vinayakrao Patil, Vasantdada Patil, Shankarrao Chavan Keshavrao Sonawane and Vilasrao Deshmukh have been from this group. Sharad Pawar, who had been a towering figure in Maharashtrian and national politics belongs to this group. The state's political status quo was upset when Sharad Pawar defected from the INC, which he perceived as the vehicle of the Gandhi dynasty, to form the Nationalist Congress Party. This followed disputes between Pawar and the INC president Sonia Gandhi. This offshoot of the Congress party split the Maratha community support. In the last thirty years, however, Shiv Sena and the BJP began gaining a foothold in the state of Maharashtra, especially in the urban areas such as Mumbai. Shiv Sena and the BJP came into the power in 1995, which was a big blow to the INC. After one term, however, the Congress-NCP alliance regained power and held it until 2014. The INC contested the 2014 state assembly election without getting in a formal alliance with the NCP and lost power to the BJP.

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Elections

Year Party leader Change in Seats Seat won Outcome
Bombay Presidency
1937 B.G. Kher Increase 86
86 / 175 (49%)
Government
1946 Increase 39
125 / 175 (71%)
Government
Bombay State
1952 Morarji Desai Increase 94
269 / 315 (85%)
Government
1957 Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan Decrease 35
234 / 396 (59%)
Government
Maharashtra State
1962 Marotrao Kannamwar Increase 215
215 / 264 (81%)
Government
1967 Vasantrao Naik Decrease 12
203 / 270 (75%)
Government
1972 Increase 19
222 / 270 (82%)
Government
1978 Vasantdada Patil Decrease 153
69 / 288 (24%)
Opposition
1980 A. R. Antulay Increase 117
186 / 288 (65%)
Government
1985 Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar Decrease 25
161 / 288 (56%)
Government
1990 Sharad Pawar Decrease 20
141 / 288 (49%)
Government
1995 Decrease 61
80 / 288 (28%)
Opposition
1999 Vilasrao Deshmukh Decrease 5
75 / 288 (26%)
Government
2004 Decrease 6
69 / 288 (24%)
Government
2009 Ashok Chavan Increase 13
82 / 288 (28%)
Government
2014 Prithviraj Chavan Decrease 40
42 / 288 (15%)
Opposition
2019 Balasaheb Thorat Increase 2
44 / 288 (15%)
Opposition

Seats won in Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections

Lok Sabha Election Seats Won Seat Change Composition
1951 Lok Sabha Election 41 Increase 41
41 / 45 (91%)
1957 Lok Sabha Election 20 Decrease 21
20 / 45 (44%)
1962 Lok Sabha Election 39 Increase 19
39 / 45 (87%)
1967 Lok Sabha Election 36 Decrease 3
36 / 45 (80%)
1971 Lok Sabha Election 39 Increase 3
39 / 45 (87%)
1977 Lok Sabha Election 13 Decrease 26
13 / 48 (27%)
1980 Lok Sabha Election 42 Decrease 4
42 / 48 (88%)
1984 Lok Sabha Election 43 Increase 1
43 / 48 (90%)
1989 Lok Sabha Election 12 Decrease 3
12 / 48 (25%)
1991 Lok Sabha Election 19 Increase 7
19 / 48 (40%)
1996 Lok Sabha Election 13 Decrease 6
13 / 48 (27%)
1998 Lok Sabha Election 29 Increase 16
29 / 48 (60%)
1999 Lok Sabha Election 10 Decrease 19
10 / 48 (21%)
2004 Indian general election in Maharashtra 13 Increase 3
13 / 48 (27%)
2009 Indian general election in Maharashtra 17 Increase 4
17 / 48 (35%)
2014 Indian general election in Maharashtra 2 Decrease 15
2 / 48 (4%)
2019 Indian general election in Maharashtra 1 Decrease 1
1 / 48 (2%)

Status in Municipal Corporations

Municipal Corporation Seats Status
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
31 / 227
Opposition
Pune Municipal Corporation
9 / 162
Opposition
Nagpur Municipal Corporation
29 / 151
Opposition
Thane Municipal Corporation
3 / 131
Opposition
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
0 / 128
Opposition
Nashik Municipal Corporation
6 / 122
Opposition
Solapur Municipal Corporation
14 / 102
Opposition
Amravati Municipal Corporation
15 / 87
Opposition
Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation
1 / 78
Coalition Partner
Akola Municipal Corporation
13 / 80
Opposition
Jalgaon Municipal Corporation
0 / 70
Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation
5 / 68
Opposition
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation
13 / 111
Opposition
Sangali-Miraj-Kupwad Municipal Corporation
24 / 78
Coalition Partner
Panvel Municipal Corporation
2 / 78
Opposition
Parbhani Municipal Corporation
30 / 65
Government
Nanded-Waghala Municipal Corporation
73 / 81
Government
Malegaon Municipal Corporation
28 / 84
Government
Dhule Municipal Corporation
6 / 74
Opposition
Latur Municipal Corporation
36 / 70
Government
Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation
10 / 95
Opposition
Vasai-Virar City Municipal Corporation
1 / 115
Opposition
Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation
47 / 90
Government
Kolhapur Municipal Corporation
40 / 81
Government

List of Presidents

S.no President Portrait Term
1. Abasaheb Khedkar 1960 1963
2. Vinayakrao Patil 1963 1967
3. Vasantdada Patil 1967 1972
4. P. K. Sawant 1972 1978
5. Narendra Tidke 1978 1978
6. Nashikrao Tirpude 1978 1979
7. Ramrao Adik 1979 1980
8. Premala Chavan 1980 1981
9. Gulabrao Patil 1981 1982
10. S M I Asir 1983 1983
11. N. M. Kamble 1983 1985
12. Prabha Rau 1985 1988
13. Pratibha Patil 1988 1989
(11). N. M. Kamble 1989 1990
14. Sushilkumar Shinde 1990 1991
15. Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar 1991 1992
16. Shivajirao Deshmukh 1992 1993
(14). Sushilkumar Shinde 1993 1997
17. Ranjeet Deshmukh 1997 1998
18. Prataprao Baburao Bhosale 1998 2000
19. Govindrao Adik 2000 2003
(17). Ranjeet Deshmukh 2003 2004
(12). Prabha Rau 2004 2008
20. Patangrao Kadam 2008 2008
21. Manikrao Thakare 2008 2015
22. Ashok Chavan 2015 2019
23. Balasaheb Thorat 2019 2021
24. Nana Patole 2021 Incumbent

Officeholders

Source:[3]

President of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee
Incumbent
Nana Falgunrao Patole
since 5 February 2021
Indian National Congress
StyleMr. President
TypePolitical Party Office
ResidenceMumbai
NominatorCommittee consisting of members of the Indian National Congress from the National
AppointerNational President
Term lengthno term limit
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Indian National Congress[4]
PrecursorBalasaheb Thorat
Formation1 May 1960
First holderAbasaheb Khedkar
(1960-1963)
Websitewww.inc.in

Parliamentary Board

1. Shri. Nana Patole

2. Shri. Balasaheb Thorat

5. Shri. Prithviraj Chavan

6. Shri. Sushilkumar Shinde

7. Shri. Mukul Wasnik

8. Smt. Rajani Patil

9. Shri. Dr. Nitin Raut

10. Shri. Avinash Pande

11. Shri. Muzzafar Hussain

12. Shri. Vilas Muttemwar

13. Shri. Manikrao Thakare

14. Shri.Bhai Jagtap

15. Shri. K. C. Padavi

16. Shri. Vijay Wadettiwar

17. Smt. Varsha Gaikwad

18. Shri. Sunil C. Kedar

Structure and Composition

S.No. Name Designation Incharge
01 Nana Patole

President

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress
02 Shivajirao Moghe Working President
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress
03 Basavraj Madhavrao Patil Working President
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress
04 Naseem Khan Working President
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress
05 Kunal Rohidas Patil Working President
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress
06 Chandrakant Handore Working President
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress
07 Praniti Shinde Working President
Maharashtra Pradesh Congress

Various Committees

Screening Committee, Election Coordination Committee, Election Committee, Election Management Committee, Campaign Committee, Media Coordination Committee, Publicity Committee,  Manifesto Committee, Finance Committee are constituted and Observers are appointed during Assembly and Parliament elections. Subject Committees may be constituted on various issues and matters.

Delegates

The MPCC has 553 PCC delegates & 100 AICC delegates, while the MRCC has 236 PCC delegates & 43 AICC delegates.[5]

Frontal organisations

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress OBC

Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Sevadal

Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress

President, Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress

Chairman, Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress RTI-Department.

Maharashtra Pradesh Mahila Congress

Maharashtra Pradesh Indian National Trade Union Congress

Maharashtra Pradesh National Students Union of India

President. NSUI Maharashtra

National Convenor NSUI RTI & In-charge Mumbai University

List of chief ministers of Maharashtra from the Congress Party

Main article: List of Chief Ministers of Maharashtra

# Name Took office Left office
1 Yashwantrao Chavan 1 November 1956 19 November 1962
3rd Assembly Elections (1962)
2 Marotrao Kannamwar 20 November 1962 24 November 1963
3 Vasantrao Naik 5 December 1963 20 February 1975
4 Shankarrao Chavan 21 February 1975 17 May 1977
5 Vasantdada Patil 17 May. 1977 7 March 1978
7th Assembly Elections (1980)
7 Abdul Rehman Antulay 9 June 1980 12 January 1982
8 Babasaheb Bhosale 21 January 1982 1 February 1983
9 Vasantdada Patil (3rd Term) 2 February 1983 1 June 1985
8th Assembly Elections (1985)
10 Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil 3 June 1985 6 March 1986
11 Shankarrao Chavan 12 March 1986 26 June 1988
12 Sharad Pawar (2nd Term) 26 June 1988 25 June 1991
9th Assembly Elections (1991)
13 Sudhakarrao Naik 25 June 1991 22 February 1993
14 Sharad Pawar (3rd Term) 6 March 1993 14 March 1995
11th Assembly Elections (1999)
15 Vilasrao Deshmukh (1st Term) 18 October 1999 16 January 2003
16 Sushil Kumar Shinde 18 January 2003 30 October 2004
12th Assembly elections (2004)
19 Vilasrao Deshmukh (2nd Term) 1 November 2004 4 December 2008
20 Ashok Chavan 8 December 2008 5 November 2010
21 Prithviraj Chavan 6 November 2010 25 September 2014

Performance in state elections

Year General election Votes polled (%) Seats won
1962 3rd Assembly 56,17,347 215
1962 3rd Lok Sabha 58,95,958 41
1967 4th Assembly 62,88,564 203
1967 4th Lok Sabha 66,18,181 37
1971 5th Lok Sabha 87,90,135 42
1972 5th Assembly 85,35,832 222
1977 6th Lok Sabha 79,42,267 20
1978 6th Assembly 51,59,828 69
1980 7th Assembly 78,09,533 186
1980 7th Lok Sabha 98,55,580 39
1984 8th Lok Sabha 1,11,83,424 43
1985 8th Assembly 95,22,556 161
1989 9th Lok Sabha 1,24,96,088 (45.36%) 28
1990 9th Assembly 1,13,34,773 (38.17%) 141
1991 10th Lok Sabha 1,12,80,003 (48.4%) 38
1995 10th Assembly 1,19,41,832 (31%) 80
1996 11th Lok Sabha 98,64,853 (34.78%) 15
1998 12th Lok Sabha 1,37,44,283 (43.64%) 33
1999 13th Lok Sabha 98,12,144 (29.71%) 10
1999 11th Assembly 89,37,043 (27.20%) 75
2004 14th Lok Sabha 81,43,246 (23.77%) 13
2004 12th Assembly 88,10,363 (21.06%) 69
2009 15th Lok Sabha 72,53,634 (19.61%) 17
2009 13th Assembly 95,21,703 (21.01%) 82
2014 16th Lok Sabha 88,30,190 (18.29%) 2
2014 14th Assembly 94,96,095 (17.95%) 42
2019 17th Lok Sabha 87,92,237 (16.41%) 1
2019 15th Assembly 87,52,199 (15.87%) 44

List of Congress MLAs

No. Constituency Name Party
1 Akkalkuwa (ST) K. C. Padavi INC
2 Navapur (ST) Shirishkumar Naik INC
3 Dhule Rural Kunal Rohidas Patil INC
4 Raver Shirish Chaudhari INC
5 Malkapur Rajesh Ekade INC
6 Risod Amit Zanak INC
7 Amravati Sulbha Khodke INC
8 Teosa Yashomati Thakur INC
9 Daryapur (SC) Balwant Wankhade INC
10 Deoli Ranjit Kamble INC
11 Savner Sunil Kedar INC
12 Umred (SC) Raju Devnath Parwe INC
13 Nagpur West Vikas Pandurang Thakre INC
14 Nagpur North (SC) Dr. Nitin Raut INC
15 Sakoli Nanabhau Patole INC
16 Amgaon (ST) Sahasram Maruti Korote INC
17 Rajura Subhash Dhote INC
18 Bramhapuri Vijay Namdevrao Wadettiwar INC
19 Warora Pratibha Dhanorkar INC
20 Hadgaon Madhavrao Nivruttirao Patil Jawalgaonkar INC
21 Bhokar Ashok Chavan INC
22 Nanded South Mohanrao Marotrao Hambarde INC
23 Deglur (SC) Raosaheb Antapurkar INC
24 Pathri Suresh Warpudkar INC
25 Jalna Kailas Gorantyal INC
26 Igatpuri (ST) Hiraman Khoskar INC
27 Malad West Aslam Shaikh INC
28 Vandre East Zeeshan Siddique INC
29 Dharavi (SC) Varsha Gaikwad INC
30 Mumbadevi Amin Patel INC
31 Purandar Sanjay Jagtap INC
32 Bhor Sangram Anantrao Thopate INC
33 Sangamner Balasaheb Thorat INC
34 Shrirampur (SC) Lahu Kanade INC
35 Latur Rural Dhiraj Deshmukh INC
36 Latur City Amit Deshmukh INC
37 Solapur City Central Praniti Shinde INC
38 Karad South Prithviraj Chavan INC
39 Kolhapur South Ruturaj Patil INC
40 Karvir P. N. Patil - Sadolikar INC
41 Kolhapur North Chandrakant Jadhav INC
42 Hatkanangle (SC) Raju Awale INC
43 Palus-Kadegaon Vishwajeet Kadam INC
44 Jat Vikramsinh Balasaheb Sawant INC

See also

Citations

  1. ^ Patterson, M.L., 1954. Caste and Political Leadership in Maharashtra. The Economic Weekly, pp. 1066–7.
  2. ^ Dahiwale, S. M. (1995). "Consolidation of Maratha Dominance in Maharashtra Economic and Political Weekly Vol. 30, No. 6 (Feb. 11, 1995), pp. 336–342 Published by". Economic and Political Weekly. 30 (6): 336–342. JSTOR 4402382.
  3. ^ "Nana Patole appointed Congress state president; new responsibilities to Praniti Shinde, Naseem Khan | english.lokmat.com". Lokmat English. 5 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Constitution & Rules of the Indian National Congress" (PDF). Indian National Congress. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Mallikarjun Kharge, Shashi Tharoor in Mumbai this week for campaign". The Times of India. 5 October 2022.

General sources