A Marathi-origin ‘mulgi’ (girl) has been re-appointed as an Advisor ...
A Marathi-origin ‘mulgi’ (girl) has been re-appointed as an Advisor in the Sweden Prime Minister’s Office in-charge of the crucial departments of Finance, Housing and Financial Markets, her family members said in Mumbai in February.
A. Vikhe-Patil, 32, will be working with the new Swedish Prime Minister, K. Stefan Lofven of the Social Democrat and Green Party coalition government that assumed office on January 18. She is the granddaughter of late Union minister Balasaheb Vikhe-Patil, who served under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Her father, Dr Ashok Vikhe-Patil said that housing and finance are crucial portfolios and she would be in-charge of the country’s central budget and taxes. A member of the Green Party, Nila is also an elected member of the Stockholm Municipal Corporation’s City Council. “This is her re-appointment to the post. In the previous government, Nila has handled departments like small and medium industries, social development, gender policy and the central budget for three years,” her proud father told IANS on Nila’s unique distinction.