Articles about Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis, born on July 22, 1970, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, is a former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Nagpur South West. Fadnavis has a law degree from Government Law College, Nagpur, and a post-graduate degree in business management as well as a project management diploma from the German Foundation for International Development, Berlin. Politically active from a young age, he was a member of the BJP-affiliated student organization, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), where he is said to have contributed greatly towards the party's efforts and ideologies. In 1992, at the age of 22, Fadnavis became the youngest Corporator of Nagpur, thereby cementing his position in local politics. He was appointed as the President of BJP's Maharashtra unit in 2013, and he eventually led the party to victory in the 2014 Assembly elections, thereby becoming the second-youngest Chief Minister of the state at 44. Following the 2019 Assembly elections, he formed a government with Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) Ajit Pawar that only lasted for a few days. Uddhav Thackeray of Shiv Sena succeeded him as Maharashtra's Chief Minister in November 2019.
09 Mar 2022Politics
The Mumbai Police detained Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday.
28 Jan 2022India
The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the Maharashtra Assembly's decision to suspend 12 members from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
24 Jan 2022Politics
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis hit out at the Shiv Sena over Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's remark that the BJP uses Hindutva for power.
11 Nov 2021Politics
Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik's son-in-law Sameer Khan has sent a defamation notice to Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
10 Nov 2021Politics
In the latest episode of Nawab Malik versus Devendra Fadnavis feud, the Maharashtra Minister has alleged that the former Chief Minister had connections with gangsters.
09 Nov 2021Politics
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday fired salvo against state Minister Nawab Malik.
25 Sep 2021Politics
Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said ups and downs are part of democracy and hoped the BJP would get another opportunity to form its government in Maharashtra again.
11 Sep 2021Mumbai
The BJP on Saturday sought capital punishment for the accused involved in Mumbai's Sakinaka rape and assault case and also hit out at the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government over the issue of women's safety.
02 Aug 2021Politics
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying a befitting reply will be given to those who use the language of intimidation.
05 Jul 2021Politics
Twelve MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been suspended from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for one year for allegedly abusing the presiding officer Bhaskar Jadhav.
05 Jul 2021Politics
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the ruling Shiv Sena "were never enemies."
20 Apr 2021Politics
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and current Leader of Opposition, Devendra Fadnavis, faced the ire of netizens after pictures of his nephew Tanmay Fadnavis, said to be about 22 years old, getting vaccinated surfaced.
19 Apr 2021Politics
Even as the COVID-19 outbreak gets progressively worse in Maharashtra, the state is witnessing a fresh controversy over the alleged illegal procurement of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
19 Apr 2021Politics
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, who is being targeted by the ruling parties in Maharashtra for objecting to Mumbai police's grilling of a pharma company's top executive over alleged stocking of Remdesivir vials, on Sunday said he was not afraid of any inquiry against him as he has not done anything wrong.
07 Apr 2021Politics
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday hit out at the opposition BJP for criticizing the Maharashtra Government after initially supporting it over the restrictions imposed by it to check the spread of COVID-19.
24 Mar 2021Politics
Stating that BJP's key motive is to create instability in Maharashtra by imposing President's Rule, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday alleged collusion between BJP and some officials with an aim to weaken the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) Government.
23 Mar 2021Politics
The Nationalist Congress Party hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday after the latter alleged inconsistencies in NCP leader and Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's quarantine claims.
28 Jan 2021India
A day after Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi demanded that Mumbai be made part of his state, his Maharashtra counterpart Ajit Pawar on Thursday said, "Everyone knows that the metropolis belongs to Maharashtra and it would always remain its part."
28 Oct 2020Politics
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
24 Oct 2020Politics
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
14 Oct 2020Politics
Shiv Sena, taunted by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for turning "secular," is seeking his removal and might approach President Ram Nath Kovind, News18 reported on Wednesday.
27 Sep 2020Politics
Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut suggested against reading too much into his meeting with Maharashtra former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, saying both of them have ideological differences but aren't enemies. He added Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was aware of the meeting.
15 Sep 2020Politics
The under-construction Mughal museum in Uttar Pradesh city Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his office said in a statement on Monday.
08 Sep 2020Politics
On the last day of the monsoon session, both Houses in Maharashtra Assembly witnessed an upheaval as members moved privilege motions against journalist Arnab Goswami and actor Kangana Ranaut.
05 Aug 2020Politics
Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed that there is a conspiracy to link the party leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
11 Jul 2020India
As of Friday, Maharashtra's Mumbai had reported over 90,000 cases of the coronavirus disease. Mumbai is India's second worst-hit city in the outbreak after Delhi.
25 May 2020Politics
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.
20 Apr 2020India
On Thursday night, a horrific incident played out in Palghar, Maharashtra, barely 125 kilometer away from Mumbai.
09 Apr 2020India
A day after he targeted the Union Home Ministry over the Tablighi Jamaat event, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Thursday blamed the Delhi Police.
02 Mar 2020Politics
Days after a minister of the Maharashtra Maha Vikas Aghadi government said that Muslims will be given a 5% reservation in educational institutes, Shiv Sena, one of the constituents of the coalition, said this topic wasn't being discussed.
28 Feb 2020Politics
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government plans to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education, a minister of the coalition said on Friday.
15 Feb 2020Politics
That the National Investigative Agency (NIA) has taken over the Bhima-Koregaon case upset Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, who attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the same.
25 Jan 2020India
On Friday, Centre tasked National Investigative Agency (NIA) with the Bhima Koregaon case of 2018, sparking another battle with the Maharashtra government, that was formed after Shiv Sena, Congress, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) joined hands last year.
16 Jan 2020Politics
After his remarks on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and underworld don Karim Lala sparked controversy, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Thursday withdrew his statement.
16 Jan 2020India
Aishe Ghosh, president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, has raked another controversy by mentioning Kashmir outside New Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia University, where she went on Wednesday to express solidarity.
07 Jan 2020India
A 'Free Kashmir' poster was spotted at Mumbai's Gateway of India yesterday, and quite naturally it has kicked up a storm with politicians wading into it.
30 Dec 2019Politics
On Monday, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar took oath as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister, for the second time in less than two months.
27 Dec 2019India
Mumbai witnessed unusual scenes today with pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests taking place just 4 kilometers away from one another.
27 Dec 2019India
Since the Citizenship Act was recently amended, there has been a lot of talk about the National Register of Citizens and detention centers expected to confine those declared foreigners under the NRC exercise.
10 Dec 2019Politics
Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse is upset with his party and claims he was treated unfairly. This has sort of opened new doors for him, and he has been meeting several leaders since.