Few politicians command a track record that is as impeccable as Vilasrao Deshmukh. As a self-made political leader, Vilasrao has not only worked his way up – starting at the grassroot level as Village Head in rural Marathwada to entering Youth Congress and gradually, rising up the ranks to holding Ministerial positions under diverse portfolios to reach the coveted position of Maharashtra's Chief Minister, not once but twice.
Throughout his eventful political career spanning over four decades, Vilasrao has left his indelible mark across many areas: from initiating modernization of sugar production in Maharashtra to revolutionizing education in Latur District, spreading his influence amongst Cultural and Sports communities, revolutionizing urban infrastructure of Mumbai city, curbing crime and stabilising peace within the state and attracting global investors to invest in Indian industry.
Today, at the helm of the high-profile Rural Development Ministry, Vilasrao has undertaken and initiated a successful campaign towards bridging the rural-urban divide across the nation. Being a man with rural roots himself, Vilasrao seeks to prove it to every villager across India that if he can make it big, so can every one of them.
With a roadmap aimed to weed out rural unemployment, boost rural infrastructure and reinforce agricultural growth, Vilasrao has the vision and wherewithal to fulfill the mission and bring health, education and holistic wellbeing to the remotest villages of India.