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MAHARASHTRA-Change of Patil

tors, included as an appendix in Fyzee's "Outlines of the Mohamadan Law" as also to a "shorter and much dramatic version of the contract" drafted by Daniel Ladfi which bears the stamp of the Chief Qazi of Aligarh. The latter had three provisions: first, equal position of husband and wife as regards divorce; second, mehr, half of which to be paid immediately and the rest deferred to death or divorce; and, THE last time when Vasantdada Patil resigned from a ministerial office in the mid-seventies, he was irrigation minister in S B Chavan's cabinet. At that time, he not only resigned from the cabinet but had also announced his retirement from active politics. Within a few months he was back in office, in fact as the chief minister. "He could not stay retired when the ship of the Congress party was afire", he explained then. His return effectively ended the political career at the state level of S B Chavan.

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