The newly elected Maharashtra Assembly will get a pair of brothers , Amit Deshmukh and Dhiraj Deshmukh who will carry forward the legacy of their father, late Vilasrao Deshmukh, a two-time Congress chief minister.
Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, son of the late former Maharashtra chief minister, took to Twitter on Thursday to congratulate his brothers.
“We did it PAPPA!!! @AmitV_Deshmukh wins Latur (city) by 42000+ votes for the 3rd consecutive time. @MeDeshmukh wins Latur (rural) by 1,20,000 votes. Thank you people of Latur for this faith & trust,” he posted.
Dhiraj, who cut his political teeth as a Zilla Parishad member in Latur, won the Latur Rural assembly seat by a pretty good margin of 1.21 lakh votes.
His elder brother Amit was set to retain his Latur City seat for a third consecutive time as he was ahead by a comfortable margin of more than 40,000 votes over his nearest rival till late Thursday evening.
Their other brother Riteish campaigned for his siblings. In the past, there have been father-son duos in the Lower House like Chhagan Bhujbal and his won Pankaj, and Ganesh Naik and his son Sandeep (all NCP).
Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was chief minister between 1999-2003 and 2004-2008, nurtured his home district Latur in central Maharashtra during his decades-long political career.