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R R Patil to be new Maharashtra Dy CM

Last updated on: October 29, 2004 16:23 IST

Maharashtra unit chief of the Nationalist Congress Party, R R Patil, will be the state's next deputy chief minister.

R R PatilThe decision was taken at the party's headquarters in south Mumbai on Friday afternoon, where the MLAs cast secret ballots.Patil, who represents Tasgaon in Sangli district, beat Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil to the post.

Patil currently is the home minister in the Congress-NCP government.

Vijay Singh in Mumbai