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Ganpatrao Deshmukh was a member of the Maharashtra legislative assembly for 11 terms or 59 years from Sangole in Solapur district in Maharashtra.(Vijayanand Gupta / HT File Photo)

Maharashtra’s longest serving MLA Ganpatrao Deshmukh retires after 59 yrs in politics

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 04:11 PM IST
Ganpatrao Deshmukh, a member of the Peasants and Workers party (PWP), took the decision citing health reasons and limited eyesight.
Maharashtra’s longest-serving assembly member, Ganpatrao Deshmukh, 92, on Tuesday announced his retirement from electoral politics.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra’s longest-serving assembly member, Ganpatrao Deshmukh, 92, on Tuesday announced his retirement from electoral politics.(HT Photo)

At 92, Maharashtra’s longest serving lawmaker to quit electoral politics

UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 03:59 PM IST
Maharashtra’s longest-serving assembly member, Ganpatrao Deshmukh, 92, has said he plans not to contest next elections, 59 years after he was first elected as a lawmaker in 1962
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