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Ashok Chavan is a renowned Indian political personality and the former chief minister of Maharashtra.
Ashok Chavan is a former chief minister of Maharashtra. He was sworn in on 8th December 2008, after Vilasrao Deshmukh, as the chief minister of Maharashtra.
Ashok Chavan belongs to the Indian National Congress party. Ashok Chavan was born on 28th October in the year 1958 in Mumbai. Chavan is son of Shankar Rao Chavan who was a Maratha leader and the former chief minister of Maharashtra.
They are the first father-son duo in the state`s history to become chief ministers. He is married to Mrs. Ameeta Ashok Chavan and has two daughters.
Chavan also served as Minister for Cultural Affairs, Industries, Mines and Protocol in Vilasrao Deshmukh government. Ashok Chavan`s initial political career began as the General Secretary of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress committee.
Ashok Chavan was elected as the Member of Parliament from Nanded Lok Sabha constituency in the year 1987-88. In the year 1992, he was elected as M.L.C from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Constituency and shortly after he joined as Minister of State for Public works, Urban Development and Home in March 1993.
Chavan became the minister of Transport, Ports, Cultural Affairs and Protocol in 2003. In the very next year, Chavan became the minister of Industries, Mining, Cultural Affairs and Protocol. He is the president of Sai Sevabhavi Trust Nanded, a charitable voluntary organisation.
Ashok Chavan was accused of biasness when he gave two flats in the Adarsh Housing society in Colaba, the society was meant for war widows. He tendered his resignation to Governor K Sankaranarayanan following these allegations. On 9th November 2010 his resignation was accepted.
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