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Maharashtra dedicates bus cleanliness drive to R R Patil

Mumbai: Maharashtra Government today announced it is dedicating the cleanliness campaign in transport depots across the state to late R R Patil who had initiated a rural cleanliness drive.

“The campaign began from February 16. We have decided to dedicate it to Patil in his memory,” transport minister Diwakar Raote said.

Senior NCP leader R R Patil, who was Maharashtra’s Home Minister during the 26/11 terror attacks, died here monday from cancer at the age of 57.

Patil breathed his last at Lilavati Hospital where he was on life support, hospital sources said.

The NCP leader, a six-term MLA from Tasgaon in Sangli district, is survived by his mother, wife, and two daughters.

Admired for his clean image and easy accessibility, Patil was among the top rung leaders of NCP.

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