Anil Anna Gote Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Religion: Hinduism
Wife: Hema Anil Gote
Hometown: Dhule

Anil Anna Gote

Other name(s)• Anil Umrao Gote [1]Casemine
• Anil Gote
Profession(s)• Journalist
• Politician
• Businessman
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Political Party(s)• Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) (SJP(R)) (also known as Janata Dal (Socialist))
Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) symbol

• Loksangram (LKSGM)

• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
BJP's party symbol

• Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Nationalist Congress Party flag
Political Journey• Joined Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) (SJP(R)) in 1990s, also known as Janata Dal (Socialist)
• Elected as MLA in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in 1999 from Dhule City constituency with 2,37,423 votes
• Fielded his wife, Hema Anil Gote, in the 2004 legislative elections, but she lost
• Founded his own political party called Loksangram (LKSGM) in November 2008
Anil Anna Gote in his office of Loksangram (LKSGM) party
• Won the 2009 legislative elections on LKSGM ticket, becoming MLA from Dhule City with 2,69,624 votes
• Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) before the 2014 legislative elections, winning as an MLA with 2,86,197 votes
• Contested the Lok Sabha elections twice, first in 2009 and then again in 2019, as an LKSGM (Loksangram) party candidate; however, lost both elections
Anil Anna Gote during the 2019 legislative election campaigning
• Left the BJP before the 2019 legislative elections, contested on LKSGM ticket with a whistle symbol, but lost
• Joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on 12 December 2019
Anil Anna Gote after joining NCP
Personal Life
Date of BirthSource 1: 24 May 1947 (Saturday)
Source 2: 24 May 1948 (Monday) [2]MyCorporateInfo
Age (as of 2023)Source 1: 76 Years
Source 2: 75 Years
BirthplaceDhule, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signGemini
SignatureAnil Anna Gote signature
SchoolMaharashtra Vidyalaya & Junior College, Pune (till 1964 upto 11th standard)
College/UniversityGovernment Technical Institute, Kolhapur
Educational QualificationDiploma in Civil Engineering (DCE) [3]ECI Affidavit
AddressHouse no. 1321, Lane no. 4, Khol Galli, Dhule, Maharashtra - 424001 [4]ECI Affidavit
ControversiesCriminal Cases

He has not been convicted in any of the 8 cases registered against him till April 2019. [5]ECI Affidavit

• FIR no. 968/1996 filed at Shivaji Park Police Station, Mumbai on 6 April 1996 under the IPC sections 447, 188, and U/S Section 3 of the Property Defacement Act

• FIR no. 135/2002 registered at Bundgarden Police Station, Pune on 7 June 2002 under the IPC sections 255, 467, 472, and U/S Section 3(1)(ii), 3(2), 3(4), 3(5), 4 of MCOCA

• FIR no. 243/2007 filed at Azadnagar Police Station, Dhule in 2007 under the IPC sections 143, 147, 148, 149, 341, 353, 334, and 427

• FIR no. 12/2017 registered at Deopur Police Station, Dhule on 16 February 2017 under the IPC sections 295, 143, 147, 448, 427, 504, and 506

• FIR no. 246/2017 filed at City Police Station, Dhule on 11 November 2017 under the IPC sections 292, 500, 509, and 34

• FIR no. 127/2017 registered at Deopur Police Station, Dhule on 8 December 2017 under the IPC sections 143, 147, 149, 504, 506, and Section 37(1)(3) of the BP Act

• FIR no. 149/2018 filed at Deopur Police Station, Dhule in 2018 under the IPC sections 147, 149, and Sec. 37(1)(3) of the BP Act

• FIR no. 11/2019 registered at City Police Station, Dhule on 8 January 2019 under the IPC sections 294, 400, and Sec 67 of I.T. Act 2000

Telgi Stamp Paper Scam

Anil Gote was accused of helping Abdul Karim Telgi in making fake stamp papers in 2003 in various parts of India. On 30 June 2003, Gote was arrested and charged under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). It was later alleged that Gote had used his political power to help Telgi obtain permission from the Maharashtra government to sell these fake stamp papers. Gote was held in custody at the Yerwada Central Jail in Pune. Investigations revealed Gote's close relationship with Telgi, dating back to the early 1990s. Gote had even made Telgi a trustee in his public trust called Kisan Trust. There were allegations that Gote and Telgi had once travelled together to New Delhi on the same flight and spent a few days in a hotel. It was also reported that Gote frequently visited Telgi's office in Mumbai. [6]The Times of India
Anil Anna Gote duing a court hearing related to Stamp Paper Scam
After spending four years in jail, Gote was granted bail on 30 June 2007 on health grounds, by a Special Judge named Chitra Bhedi from the Special MCOCA Court on two guarantees of Rs 5 lakh each. Gote was never found guilty or convicted in this case. [7]The Times of India

Confrontation with Abu Azmi

In December 2016, after a ban was imposed on Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation, Anil Gote got into a heated argument with Maharashtra politician Abu Azmi at the entrance of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
Anil Anna Gote (extreme right) during his spat with Abu Azmi
During the confrontation, Gote accused Azmi of allegedly helping individuals involved in anti-national and terrorist activities in the state. [8]Hindustan Times

Allegations of Corruption

In August 2017, Anil Gote accused several bureaucrats and BJP politicians in Maharashtra of purchasing lands in areas where government projects were announced. He alleged that these individuals were buying lands with the intention of making significant profits by selling them back to the government at a higher price later on. Gote claimed that he would compile a list of such individuals and present it to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). [9]The Tribune In March 2023, Anil Gote made corruption allegations against Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. He claimed that Fadnavis had received Rs 10 crore from RKW Developers Limited and an additional Rs 10 crore from other real estate developers. Gote alleged that these developers had connections with Iqbal Memon, who was accused in the 1993 Mumbai Blasts and was reportedly associated with Dawood Ibrahim. [10]The Times of India

Demand to scrap Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

In March 2017, during a session in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Anil Gote called for dissolving the Maharashtra Legislative Council, arguing that it lacked constitutional legitimacy. He pointed out that only six states in India had such legislative councils, and he suggested that these councils were often used to accommodate individuals who had been rejected by voters in elections. [11]India Today Gote's remarks were criticised by members of the opposition and the ruling party, including then-Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. [12]India Today
Anil Anna Gote with Devendra Fadnavis (right) discussing scrapping of Maharashtra Legislative Council

Vande Mataram Controversy

In July 2017, during a session in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Anil Gote referenced a Madras High Court order and expressed his view that every Indian should take pride in singing the patriotic song 'Vande Mataram.' He said that leaders like Abu Azmi should not oppose the singing of this nationalistic song. In response, Abu Azmi argued that the government should not make it mandatory for everyone to sing 'Vande Mataram' as the song could conflict with the religious beliefs of many citizens. [13]India Today

Threats of Resignation

In November 2018, Anil Gote made serious allegations against some senior leaders of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), accusing them of admitting politicians with criminal backgrounds into the party. He threatened to quit the BJP and resign from his position as a MLA on the first day of the winter session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, scheduled for 19 November 2018; however, after a meeting with the then-state BJP chief, Raosaheb Danve, and a BJP organizational secretary, Gote changed his decision. [14]Business Standard [15]The Asian Age

Varsha Night Club Gang

In December 2019, Anil Gote accused the former Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, of planning to weaken local mass leaders within the BJP. Gote alleged that the BJP's defeat in the 2019 legislative elections was a result of a group he referred to as the 'Varsha Night Club Gang,' which was a reference to the meetings held at Fadnavis' official residence, known as 'Varsha' and said,

"Fadnavis sidelined mass leaders like Eknath Khadse, Pankaja Munde, Prakash Mehta, Raj Purohit and others and promoted the coterie of Girish Mahajan, Jaykumar Rawal, Prasad Lad, Pravin Darekar, Ram Kadam and others, who would meet at 'Varsha' after 10 pm everyday and conspire to strengthen the local opponents of the mass leaders. I am also a victim of such conspiracy." [16]Mumbai Mirror
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseHema Anil Gote (Politician, former mayor of Dhule)
Anil Anna Gote's wife, Hema Anil Gote with their grandkids
ChildrenSon- Tejas Gote (married to Sandhya Gote)
Anil Anna Gote (sitting, extreme left) with his wife and children
ParentsFather- Umrao Talaji Gote
SiblingsBrother- Dnyaneshwar Gote (Younger, Died in August 2017)
Style Quotient
Car Collection (As of October 2019)• Mercedes car worth Rs 77 lakhs
• Mahindra Tractor worth Rs 6 lakhs.
Money Factor
Income (approx.)Rs 24,72,719

Note: The income was for the financial year 2018-19. [17]ECI Affidavit It excludes the income of his wife.
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets

• Cash: Rs. 1,17,000
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 26,340
• Bonds, Debentures, and Shares: Rs 30,000
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 83,00,000

Immovable Assets

• Agricultural Land: Rs. 15,38,630

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife. [18]ECI Affidavit
Net Worth (approx.)Deficit of Rs. 88 lakhs 46 thousand

Note: The net worth was for the financial year 2018-2019. [19]ECI Affidavit It excludes the net worth of his wife.

Anil Anna Gote

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anil Anna Gote

  • Anil Anna Gote is an Indian journalist, politician, and businessman. He has served three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. He hit headlines after his arrest in Abdul Karim Telgi’s Stamp Paper Scam in 2003.
  • Anil began his career as a journalist worked for several well-known media organizations and established personal relationships with various politicians including George Fernandes and Gopinath Munde.
    Anil Anna Gote during his journalistic days

    Anil Anna Gote during his journalistic days

    Anil Anna Gote with his wife during his journalistic days

    Anil Anna Gote with his wife during his journalistic days

  • He later got associated with the Shetkari Sanghatana Movement, a farmer’s union based in Kolhapur. He then became a politician and served as MLA multiple times. He has been associated with different parties during his career.

    Anil Anna Gote with Jayant Patil (right)

    Anil Anna Gote with Jayant Patil (right)

  • On 3 August 2010, Anil ventured into the real estate business by founding Bull Hits Infrastructure Private Limited. [20]MyCorporateInfo

    Anil Anna Gote (extreme right) at the site of one of his real estate projects

    Anil Anna Gote (extreme right) at the site of one of his real estate projects

  • Anil Gote once saw a drunk man beating his wife, and Gote slapped the man to stop him. Surprisingly, the wife turned against Gote following which the local public beat up Gote.
  • Anil Gote demanded in July 2016 that the highest award in the state of Maharashtra, the Maharashtra Bhushan, should be given to the popular actor Rajinikanth, whose real name is Shivajirao Gaikwad. Gote’s argument was that Rajinikanth hails from Kolhapur and has made contributions to Marathi cinema as well. [21]India Today He also urged the Maharashtra government to pass a resolution urging the Indian government to give India’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, to Rajinikanth. [22]The Financial Express
  • In October 2019, Anil Gote guarded the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) strongroom in his area before the vote counting for the Dhule Legislative Assembly constituency. His reason was to ensure that there would be no misuse or tampering of the EVMs; however, he lost the elections. [23]Hindustan Times

    Anil Anna Gote guarding EVM strongroom in 2019

    Anil Anna Gote guarding EVM strongroom in 2019