Ajit Pawar, the nephew of veteran politician Sharad Pawar, has been an influential figure in Maharashtra’s political landscape for several decades.
Known for his astute political maneuvering and controversial decisions, Pawar has managed to remain a significant force, captivating both supporters and critics alike.
Early Life and Political Beginnings
Born on July 22, 1959, into a politically prominent family, Ajit Pawar was destined to step into the world of politics.
He hails from the Pawar family, known for their strong presence in the Maharashtra politics.
Ajit Pawar’s father, Anantrao Pawar, was a respected leader in the cooperative movement, and his uncle Sharad Pawar has been a stalwart in Indian politics.
Ajit Pawar began his political journey in the early 1990s, initially working at the grassroots level.
He successfully contested his first assembly election from Baramati constituency in 1991, and since then, he has consistently won elections and secured his position in the state’s political arena.
Political Career and Controversies
Ajit Pawar has held several key positions within the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Maharashtra government.
He has served as a Minister of State in various departments, including Agriculture, Water Resources, and Energy.
His tenure as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 2010 to 2014 was marked by both achievements and controversies.