Member of Parliament
Ranajagjitsinha Patil(MLA),Prithviraj Patil
Sharad Pawar, P A Sangma, Shivaji
Dr. Padamsinha Bajirao Patil (born 1 June 1940) was a member of 15th Lok Sabha, lower house of Parliament of India, from Osmanabad in Maharashtra state in India. He was elected to the Lok Sabha on a Nationalist Congress Party ticket in the May 2009 general elections. He was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for 8 terms. He is considered as Sharad Pawar's closest confidante. He was a minister in the Maharashtra Government for more than 20 years. He was the deputy speaker of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha, Deputy Opposition Leader and also the State President of Sharad Pawar's Congress(S). He was responsible for constructing the largest number of Kolhapur Type ("K.T.") Dams in his home turf Osmanabad and was also responsible for making Osmanabad the most irrigated district in the otherwise backward and largely arid Marathwada region. He is considered as Sharad Pawar's muscle man. He was responsible in bringing Chhagan Bhujbal into the Nationalist Congress Party ("N.C.P") and creating other stalwart leaders in the party. His son Rana Jagjitsinha Patil was Minister of State for Industries, Revenue, Agriculture, Cultural Affairs, Protocol, Employment and Employment with guarantee scheme, Parliamentary Affairs and a Member of the Legislative Council ("MLC") for two terms; he has now been elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly ("MLA") for Osmanabad Vidhan Sabha constituency. Dr. Saheb is considered among the most senior and respected leaders in the Marathwada region.
The Justice P. B. Sawant Committee indicted him for siphoning off farmers' money from the Terna Sugar Cooperative money meant for victims of Kargil and the Gujarat earthquake. This allegation was never pursued or proved.
He was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged involvement in the murder of his cousin brother and confidante Pawanraje Nimbalkar and remanded in the agency's custody. This was considered as a political conspiracy by many against him and Sharad Pawar. He was never in judicial custody for more than a week. He was granted bail on a surety of Rs 2 lakh. The trial in Alibaug court began on 6 June 2011 and a verdict in a court of law is still pending.