Maharashtra has lot of expectations from you: Actor Riteish Deshmukh tells his MLA brother Amit Deshmukh

18 February,2024 08:16 PM IST |  Latur  |  mid-day online correspondent

Actor Riteish Deshmukh said that the people of Maharashtra have a lot of expectations from his MLA brother Amit Deshmukh

Riteish Deshmukh

Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh on Sunday said that the people of Maharashtra have a lot of expectations from his MLA brother Amit Deshmukh, reported the PTI.

According to the PTI, Riteish Deshmukh was speaking at the event to unveil the statue of his late father and former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

During his speech, Riteish broke down remembering his father.

"It has been 12 years since my father passed away," Riteish said in a choking voice.

He was immediately comforted by his elder brother and Amit Deshmukh, the Congress MLA from Latur City.

Riteish thanked his uncle Dilip Deshmukh for always standing with his family.

"I have never told this to my uncle, but today I want to tell him in front of all that I love him very much," the actor said.

"This stage shows an example of the ideal relationship between an uncle and his nephew," he added.

Addressing his brother Amit, Riteish said the people of Latur and Maharashtra have a lot of expectations from him, as per the PTI.

Vilasrao Deshmukh was a prominent Maharashtra politician who served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

He was associated with the Indian National Congress (INC) party and held various key positions in governments.

Vilasrao Deshmukh played a significant role in Maharashtra's political landscape and made notable contributions to the development of the state.

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar had last year credited late Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh with having proper understanding and maturity to lead a coalition government in Maharashtra, and said he had doubts on the capability of Prithviraj Chavan under whose leadership the Congress-NCP alliance lost power to the BJP in 2014 after ruling for 15 years.

In an updated edition of his Marathi autobiography 'Lok Majhe Sangati' (People Accompany Me) launched in 2023, Pawar wrote that Deshmukh led the Congress-NCP alliance government in an atmosphere which was easy and with mutual understanding. Deshmukh's successors Sushilkumar Shinde and Ashok Chavan carried on his tradition, Pawar noted.

(with PTI inputs)

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