Yashomati Thakur is an Indian lawyer turned politician and member of the Indian National Congress (INC).
Yashomati Chandrakant Thakur was born on Friday, 17 May 1974 (age 48 years; as of 2022) in Mojri, Amravati district of Maharashtra. He studied LLB from Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Law College, Amravati University (2002). His zodiac sign is Taurus. Yashomati entered politics after the death of her husband.
Height (Approx): 5′ 4″
Hair Color: Black
Eye colour: black
parents and siblings
His father, Chandrakant Thakur (affectionately known as Bhayyasaheb Thakur), was a politician who represented the Teosa assembly constituency as an independent candidate in 1978 and as a member of the Congress in 1980. He died in 2018 due to kidney disease. His mother’s name is Pushpamala Thakur.
He has a younger sister, Sanyogita Naik Nimbalkar, who is a politician.
husband and children
Her husband has died. His daughter’s name is Akanksha Tai and son’s name is Yashvardhan Tai.
Yashomati Thakur entered politics as a member of the Indian National Congress (INC). In 2004, she contested the Maharashtra Assembly election for the first time from Teosa (also spelled Tivasa) constituency in Amravati district, but she lost the election; BJP candidate Sahebrao Thatte won this seat. She held the post of General Secretary of Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress from 2004 to 2009. Along with this she also worked as a member of the State Women Commission. She then joined Rahul Gandhi’s youth brigade, where she was given the charge of Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He has served as Secretary of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee, Secretary of All India Congress Committee and President of Maharashtra State Congress. He contested and won the Teosa assembly seat in the 2009 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, defeating Shiv Sena candidate Sanjay Band by 26,130 votes. She was re-elected as MLA from Teosa in 2014 and 2019. On 30 December 2019, she was sworn in as the Cabinet Minister of the Ministry of Women and Child Development in the Uddhav Thackeray-led Mahavikas Aghadi government; He served on this post till 29 June 2022. In 2018, Congress appointed Yashomati as the party secretary for Karnataka. On 16 December 2019, he was appointed Assembly Table Speaker by Nana Patole for the winter session of Maharashtra Assembly held in Nagpur Vidarbha. As an MLA in the Government of Maharashtra, she was the Guardian Minister of Amravati district (2020–2022).
2012 police attack case
Yashomati Thakur and three others, including her driver, were given three months’ imprisonment by a sessions court in Amravati for attacking a policeman in Amravati district in 2012. Thereafter, he filed an appeal in the High Court against the sentence and sought suspension of the sentence by way of interim relief. The incident occurred on 24 March 2012 in Chunabhatti area, which falls under the Rajapeth police station limits of Amravati. Reportedly, Yashomati Thakur, her driver Sagar Suresh Khandekar and party workers Sharad Kashirao Jawanjal and Raju Kisan Ingale beat up traffic policeman Ulhas Raurale when he stopped their vehicle from entering the one-way lane. In 2020, the court sentenced Thakur to three months of rigorous imprisonment in the eight-year-old case and also imposed a fine of Rs. 15,500. A fine of the same amount was imposed on him by the District and Sessions Court.
Other charges against him include charges related to voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons, conviction for criminal intimidation, being a member of an unlawful assembly, rioting etc.
- Deposits in banks, financial institutions and non-banking financial companies: Rs. 4,40,995
- NSS, Postal Savings etc: Rs. 21,671
- Motor vehicle: Rs 13,50,000
- Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,42,85,332
- Non-agricultural land: Rs. 15,10,000
- Commercial Building: Rs. 5,95,00,000
- Residential Building: Rs. 93,33,333
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are as of 2019. Movable property does not include property owned by her husband and dependents. The immovable property states the property owned by his Hindu Undivided Family.
As of 2019, his net worth is Rs. 11,56,10,771.
Note: This does not include the total assets of her husband and dependents, but includes assets owned by her Hindu Undivided Family.
- In the 2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, Yashomati Thakur competed against her younger sister Sanyogita Naik Nimbalkar, who was contesting as an independent candidate with the support of a local organization Prahar. During the 2009 assembly elections, Nimbalkar led Thakur’s campaign and contributed to his victory. Addressing the media, Nimbalkar expressed his disappointment towards Thakur and said,
I had campaigned for my sister during the 2009 elections and thought she would bring development. But he did nothing, so I decided to contest against him.
- Her other names include Yashomati Bhayyasaheb Thakur and Yashomati Tai Thakur.
- Like many Congress members, Yashomati is also a follower of saint Tukdoji Maharaj. His father Bhayyasaheb Thakur was also influenced by Tukdoji Maharaj.