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Congress leader and ex-minister Anandrao Devkate dead

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Senior and former Maharasthra died Friday at his native place in district after a brief illness, the party said here.

He was 86.

Devkate was of State for Dairy Development from 1999 to 2003 in the Congress-NCP government led by VilasraoDeshmukh.

He vacated his South assembly seat for SushilkumarShinde when the latter replaced Deshmukh as in 2003.

State and of Opposition in the Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil condoled the demise of Devkate.

Chavan said the party had lost a

"His contribution was immense in socio, political and cooperative fields in Maharashtra," he said.

Vikhe-Patil said Devkatewas a visionary leader.

"Due to his grassroots contact and efficiency he got to represent his constituency for five consecutive times," he added.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 21:50 IST