Eknath Sambhaji Shinde is a Maharashtra State Government Cabinet Minister – PWD from the Government Of Maharashtra. He is a Current Member of the Legislative Assembly from Kopri-Pachpakhadi of Thane, Maharashtra, India as a member of Shiv Sena. Eknath Shinde was a two-term co-operator in the Thane Municipal Corporation and was a member of the powerful standing committee for three years and the leader of the house for four years. He was born on 9th February 1964, in Maharashtra. He studied till 11th standard, from Mangala High School & Junior College, Thane. He married Mrs. Lata Eknath Shinde. The couple has a son named Shrikant Shinde. He is an orthopedic surgeon who got elected as a Member of Parliament to the Lok Sabha from the Kalyan constituency defeating the NCP’s Anand Paranjape, who had defected from the Shiv Sena and Raju Patil of the MNS.
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|Real Name||Eknath Sambhaji Shinde|
|Profession||Owner of max Bombay food and politician|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
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|Weight (approx.)||80 kg|
|Height||in centimeters- 173 cm|
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches-6’0′
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Born||9 February 1964 (age 58 years; as of 2022)|
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Eknath Shinde studied till eleventh class and quit his studies to earn a livelihood for his family. In the 1980s, when he was into a small job, he was introduced to Shivsena supremo Bal Thackeray and Shivsena’s Thane District Chief Anand Dighe, who helped him to join Shiv Sena. Soon after joining Shiv Sena, he was elected as the Shakha Pramukh of Kisan Nagar in 1980. Subsequently, he started initiating several political and social rallies, which were focused on the issues such as inflation, black marketing, hoarding of essential commodities such as palm oil by traders, etc. He was detained by the police for forty days for participating in the Maharashtra-Karnataka Border agitation. He was appointed as the Corporator of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) in 1997. In 2001, he was nominated as a Leader of the house in TMC, and he served the position till 2004. After the demise of Anand Dighe, he was appointed as the chief of the Thane district in 2001. Gradually, Shiv Sena grabbed the kingship in the Thane Municipal Corporation, Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation, Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation, Ambernath Municipal Council, and Badlapur Municipal Council under Eknath Shinde’s guidance. In 2004, Bal Thackeray gave him the opportunity to contest the assembly elections, and he was elected as MLA from the Thane legislative assembly constituency with a great margin of votes. In 2005, Shiv Sena designated him as the Thane District Head. The consecutive legislative assembly elections in 2009, 2014, and 2019 were won by him that led to his appointment as the leader of the legislative party of Shiv Sena and the Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly. Eknath Shinde was designated as the Minister of Public Works in December 2019. He was granted the additional duty as chairman of the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC). In 2019, he was designated as the Health Minister of Maharashtra, and soon, he hit the headlines for filling the 890 posts of MBBS doctors and specialists in several hospitals, issuing regulations to pay salaries to the contract workers under the National Health Scheme, establishing dialysis centers in sub-district hospitals, authorizing 60 dispensaries under the ‘Balasaheb Thackeray Aapla Dawakhana’ scheme. He also began a Mahavir Jain Hospital at Hajuri in Thane in a joint venture with the Thane Municipality and an NGO named Jito. He was designated as the Minister for Public Works Department (Public Undertakings) with the additional responsibility of the Health and Family Welfare Ministry in 2019.
Eknath Shinde with his Family
His father’s name is Sambhaji Navlu Shinde. His mother’s name is not known. He is married to Lata Eknath Shinde who is in the construction business. The couple has a son named Shrikant Shinde who is a politician and an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Shrikant Shinde contested the Lok Sabha elections from the Kalyan constituency in 2014 and was elected as a Member of Parliament by defeating his opponent Anand Paranjape, the NCP’s candidate.
Eknath Shinde with his family
Unknown Facts about Eknath Shinde
- During his appointment as a Leader of the Opposition party, he constantly raised the state issues like The Cluster Development scheme for dilapidated illegal buildings in Thane and MMR, Thane Metro, a New Extended Thane Station between Thane and Mulund, Water Scarcity, coastal security of the state, Modernization of the Police Force, Inflation, increasing debt of the State, etc.
- He remains very active on various social media platforms. On Instagram, he is followed by over 164k people. Over 401k people follow his Facebook page. He often posts pictures and videos of his political rallies and campaigns on social media.
- When he was appointed as the Corporator of the Thane Municipal Corporation, Shinde adopted several measures including the authorized placing of metal beam crash barriers and wire rope barriers along the road, and in the center, thermoplastic paint all over the highway and the Rambler, etc to reduce road accidents on the Mumbai-Pune speeding route.
- Some of the major projects in the Thane district like Cluster Development and Thane Metro were authorized under the administration of Shinde. Shinde regularly stood for the rehabilitation policies for lakhs of residents who became homeless due to the illegal construction of buildings in Thane over the period of time.
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