Mahadev Jankar

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Mahadev Jankar
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Member of Legislative Council of Maharashtra[1]
Assumed office
23 January 2015
Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Development
Maharashtra State[2][3]
In office
8 July 2016 – 9 November 2019
Preceded byEknath Khadse
Succeeded bySunil Chhatrapal Kedar
Personal details
Born (1968-04-19) 19 April 1968 (age 55)
Maan, Maharashtra, India
Political partyRashtriya Samaj Paksha
EducationB.Tech. Electrical Engineering (Gold Medalist)
Alma materWalchand College of Engineering
As of January 23, 2015

Mahadev Jagannath Jankar is an Indian politician from Rashtriya Samaj Paksha. He is former Cabinet Minister in Government of Maharashtra as Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Development in MAHAYUTI Govt. He is the founder and National President of Rashtriya Samaj Paksha, an Indian political party based in Maharashtra, founded in 2003.

Early life and education[edit]

Mr. Jankar was born in a poor peasant and Shepherds family in a small village at Palsawade Ta.Maan which is in the Satara district. Jankar completed his Degree In Electrical Engineering with first class from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli.[4]

Political career[edit]

Mr. Jankar started his political career by joining Bahujan Samaj Party in the leadership of Kanshi Ram. Then he became the chief of Yashwant Sena. But Yashwant Sena being a cultural organization had some limits in achieving political ends. In 2003, he founded the political party Rashtriya Samaj Paksha, contested the Madha Lok Sabha seat in 2009 elections, he finished in third place behind the winner, Sharad Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party and Subhash Deshmukh of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

He also contested a Lok Sabha seat in 2014 from Baramati where he finished in second place behind the winner, Supriya Sule of the Nationalist Congress Party by a huge margin of 69,719.

He was elected as a Member of the Legislative Council on 23 January 2015. He was promoted in July 2016 as Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Department, Maharashtra State.


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  2. ^ "Maharashtra Cabinet rejig: 11 ministers sworn in".
  3. ^ "Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: 11 ministers sworn in, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray skips ceremony". Archived from the original on 8 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  4. ^ "A 'fakir' who is out to slay an 'emperor'". Mumbai Mirror. 12 September 2014. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014.