Deshmukh to turn writer, to pen a tome on former CMs
Now into his second term at the helm of affairs in the state, 63-year-old Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh wants to don the hat of a writer.india Updated: Nov 11, 2008 15:27 IST
There is hardly a single portfolio Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has not handled since he began his career as a legislator in 1980.
Now into his second term at the helm of affairs in the state, 63-year-old Deshmukh wants to don the hat of a writer.
"I am planning to write a book on the former Chief Ministers and it would contain my experiences while working under their stewardship," Deshmukh told reporters at a dinner hosted by him last night at his official residence 'Varsha' in south Mumbai.
"I have observed their working style minutely and have imbibed a lot from them, especially the way they took decisions," said Deshmukh, who was first inducted into the ministry in 1982 by late Babasaheb Bhosale.
Deshmukh has been a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 1980 except for the period 1995-99.
He had handed diverse portfolios like Home, General Administration, Co-operation, Public Works, Transport, Legislative Affairs, Tourism, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development Fisheries, Industry, Rural Development, Education, Technical Education, Sport and Youth Welfare.