Dilip Walse Patil, the son of former Congress MLA and Sharad Pawar's friend Dattatray Walse Patil, started his career as Sharad Pawar's personal assistant
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Minister for Labour and Excise Dilip Walse Patil is widely tipped to take over as the state Home Minister post after the resignation of Anil Deshmukh.
Deshmukh resigned on Monday from his post, hours after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into corruption charges leveled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Deshmukh also tweeted a copy of the letter, in which he said the high court had passed an order for a preliminary probe by the CBI into the petition filed by advocate Jayshri Patil into the allegations.
"I don't have the moral right to continue in office after the court order. I have decided to quit. Kindly relieve me from my post," Deshmukh's resignation letter said.