The progress and transformation of a young rural political worker, a youth Congress worker into a National Leader and a Central Government minister is certainly a pleasant co-incidence ! So it must be. But in the case of Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh this is not just a matter of coincidence.
This is the front of his untining efforts, his commitment to various pubilc and national causes and his unflinching loyalty to the mainstream Congress politics and his vision for the development of Maharashtra, the state which saw him grow as an efficient administrator and shrewd politician.
Vilasrao Deshmukh has the rare Privilege of ruling Maharashtra, twice, as Chief Minister. He has been rated as one of the most successful and efficient Chief Ministers of the Country, but he has also faced maximum crises during his tenures. The crises have been natural and manmade also ! He had to handle as the rehabilitation Minister the devastaling earth quake of Latur in 1993. He very efficiently the situation after the unprecedented deluge in Mumbai and Maharashtra in July 2005. He was later to handle the unprecedented terrorist attacks on Mumbai on 26/11/2008 and keep people's morale high.
He was the one took Maharashtra out of the 'Debt Trap' and restored the position of Maharashta of as Favourite investment destination. He is the most suitable person to hold the title of " Brand Ambassdor of Maharashtra".
Vilasrao is an ideal political worker and leader. He is equally comfortable in farm labour's hutin any corner of the country and a five star hotel anywhere. He is sensitive to the needs of the people of this soil and that keeps him afloat in the polotical turmoil anytime.
The following pages unveil the story of the progress of unique political personality. Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.