Varsha Gaikwad

Varsha Gaikwad
Born/date of Birthday: 3 February 1975
Place of Birth: Mumbai, India
Nationality: Indian
Political party: Indian National Congress
Education: M.Sc (Maths), B.Ed
Occupation: Politician
Profession: Professor
Partner: Raju Babu Godse
Parents: Eknath Gaikwad, Lalita Eknath Gaikwad

Varsha Eknath Gaikwad is an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress party, who is the current Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra. She is a four term Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing the Dharavi Assembly Constituency in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Positions held

  • 2004 – 2009: Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (1st term)
  • 2009 – 2014: Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (2nd term)
  • 2009-2010: State Minister for Medical Education, Higher and Technical Education, Tourism, Special Assistance
  • 2010 – 2014: Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development, Government of Maharashtra
  • 2014 – 2019: Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (3rd term)
  • 2019 – current: Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (4th)

Personal life

Varsha Gaikwad's father is Eknath Gaikwad, who was a three term Member of parliament. She belongs to an Ambedkarite Buddhist family. She was lecturer in Siddharth College of Arts and Science, Mumbai.

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Categories: Maharashtra MLAs 2004–2009, Maharashtra MLAs 2009–2014, Maharashtra MLAs 2014–2019, Maharashtra MLAs 2019–2024, Indian Buddhists, 20th-century Buddhists, 21st-century Buddhists, Ambedkarites, Indian National Congress politicians, Marathi politicians, 1975 births
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