Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh

A Visionary and young politician and social worker.

MLA Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh is known as a highly educated young politician and social worker who completed his graduation from London. Following reverend Loknete Vilasraoji Deshmukh, he entered into active politics by joining Youth Congress in 2013 and worked as president of Latur District Youth Congress. As a president of Latur District Youth Congress, he worked hard and succeeded in forming a large organization of youth and increased the strength of the Congress party in Latur district.

He contested as a candidate for Zilla Parishad election in 2017 and got elected as member of Zilla Parishad from Ekurga block. In the year 2019, he contested and won the Maharashtra General Assembly elections from Latur Rural Constituency with a record margin of One Lakh Twenty One Thousand votes.

Being a younger MLA he contributes a great part for the public with his remarkable work in various fields like health, agriculture, sports, irrigation, environment, women empowerment, cooperation, education, etc.

The Latur District Central Bank is a base and backbone of the farmers of Latur district. MLA Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh was elected unanimously as a director in 2021. The Latur District Central Bank is one of the first five successful district banks in Maharashtra and Mr. Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh has received the honor of being unanimous president of this bank under the guidance of Sahakar Maharshi Dilipravaji Deshmukh. His sense of doing something good for on his part and the efforts he is taking in that regard are valuable.


Journey of Politics

It was thought that Mr. Dhiraj Deshmukh would turn to industry, business or entrepreneurship after completing his M.B.A. from London, in 2013 he entered in to active politics of Latur. Being a youth he started his political career by prioritizing youth issues. Dhiraj’s entry into politics empowered the excitements among youth. Everyone was curious and excited to see the carrying of the legacy of Loknete Vilasraoji Deshmukh by Dhiraj Deshmukh. The direct or indirect rites instilled in him from his childhood helped him in his political career. Therefore, in a short period of time, Dhiraj was expected and seen as the leader of tomorrow. Initially, he wasn’t having any position in the congress party, he was merely a member of the Congress party but at present he is the MLA of Latur Rural Constituency. This indicates the progress of Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh as a Politician.

Organizing of Youth

India is known as a country of youth. Today's youth is the future of our country. From the very beginning Mr. Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh took up the task of connecting the youth, who want to do something good for the country and the society, with the Congress party. For this, he interacted with the youth by holding meetings in different villages. The youth responded well to Dhiraj Deshmukh's concept. The youth felt a great deal of satisfaction that a young leader was aware of their difficulties and was trying to do something for them.

Interaction with seniors

While visiting various villages in Latur district, Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh interacted with the youth and elders also. Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh learned from the senior people who worked with Loknete Vilasraoji Deshmukh. He tried to learn about their thoughts and suggestions.

Efforts for growth of Congress party and its organization

Proud to be the ideologue of the Congress party, which has a bright tradition of 35 years of public service, Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh made a special effort to increase the organization of the Congress party along with many youths. Dhiraj Deshmukh gave priority to convey the party's goals, policies, ideas and development works to the common man by connecting the youth of Latur district with the Congress party in large numbers.

Election campaigns

While working as the President of Latur District Youth Congress Party, Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh's work and effective speech style became known to all. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, most of the meetings were held by Dhiraj Deshmukh. So naturally everyone's attention was drawn to Dhiraj Deshmukh.

The first election in political life

As per the decision of the Congress party to hold elections for various posts within the party, Dhiraj had filled up his form for the post of President of Latur District Youth Congress Party. In this election, Dhiraj had won with the highest number of votes. This was the first election of his political life.

Zilla Parishad elections 2017

The election of Zilla Parishad-2017 was very important and special in the phase of Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh's political career. In the Ekurga Zilla Parishad circle in Latur taluka, the candidature was given by the Congress party as per the demand of the people and party workers. His victory was easy but he went to every village and interacted with the voters. The Voters also supported Dhiraj Deshmukh's efforts from the ballot box. Victory in this election was important for Dhiraj. Likewise Loknete Vilasrao Deshmukh, Dhiraj Deshmukh started his political career at the village level, he was also elected from the Ekurga Zilla Parishad circle and started his work keeping in view the overall development of the rural regions.

Assembly elections

Considering the public relations of Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh in the Latur rural constituency and the place he got in the hearts of the people, the feeling was created in everyone's mind that Dhiraj Deshmukh should be their candidate in the Assembly elections 2019. There was a huge effort, especially from the youth, to get Dhiraj nominated. Numerous youths had made representations to senior party leaders. Dheeraj Deshmukh was officially declared the candidate by the Congress party as he was sure of getting elected. Dhiraj held a large number of campaign rallies in rural areas on the assumption that no matter how capable he is, no election should be held easily. For this, he got the strong support of actor Riteish Deshmukh. Under the guidance of Sahakar Maharshi Dilipraoji Deshmukh and with the help of MLA Amitji Deshmukh, Dhiraj Vilasrao Deshmukh got the third highest number of votes in the state from Latur rural constituency. He dedicated his victory to Loknete Vilasraoji Deshmukh.