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.

Mumbai: BJP's Devendra Fadnavis detained over protest against Nawab Malik

09 Mar 2022

Politics
Mumbai: BJP's Devendra Fadnavis detained over protest against Nawab Malik

The Mumbai Police detained Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday.

'Unconstitutional': Supreme Court revokes suspension of 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs

28 Jan 2022

India
'Unconstitutional': Supreme Court revokes suspension of 12 Maharashtra BJP MLAs

The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the Maharashtra Assembly's decision to suspend 12 members from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Fadnavis hits out at Shiv Sena over Thackeray's 'Hindutva' remark

24 Jan 2022

Politics
Fadnavis hits out at Shiv Sena over Thackeray's 'Hindutva' remark

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.

Malik's son-in-law slaps Fadnavis with defamation notice; alleges 'mental torture'

11 Nov 2021

Politics
Malik's son-in-law slaps Fadnavis with defamation notice; alleges 'mental torture'

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.

Malik says Fadnavis had underworld links, ran fake currency racket

10 Nov 2021

Politics
Malik says Fadnavis had underworld links, ran fake currency racket

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.

Devendra Fadnavis, Nawab Malik accuse each other of 'underworld links'

09 Nov 2021

Politics
Devendra Fadnavis, Nawab Malik accuse each other of 'underworld links'

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday fired salvo against state Minister Nawab Malik.

BJP will again come to power in Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis

25 Sep 2021

Politics
BJP will again come to power in Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis

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.

BJP seeks capital punishment for Sakinaka rape accused

11 Sep 2021

Mumbai
BJP seeks capital punishment for Sakinaka rape accused

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.

'Will not tolerate intimidation': Uddhav Thackeray on Sena Bhavan row

02 Aug 2021

Politics
'Will not tolerate intimidation': Uddhav Thackeray on Sena Bhavan row

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.

Maharashtra: 12 BJP MLAs suspended for allegedly abusing Assembly Speaker

05 Jul 2021

Politics
Maharashtra: 12 BJP MLAs suspended for allegedly abusing Assembly Speaker

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.

'Were never enemies': Devendra Fadnavis on BJP-Shiv Sena's possible reunion

05 Jul 2021

Politics
'Were never enemies': Devendra Fadnavis on BJP-Shiv Sena's possible reunion

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the ruling Shiv Sena "were never enemies."

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis under fire after 22-year-old nephew gets vaccinated

20 Apr 2021

Politics
BJP's Devendra Fadnavis under fire after 22-year-old nephew gets vaccinated

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.

Maharashtra BJP accused of illegally procuring Remdesivir; here's what happened

19 Apr 2021

Politics
Maharashtra BJP accused of illegally procuring Remdesivir; here's what happened

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).

Not afraid of inquiry: Fadnavis on pharma firm-Remdesivir issue

19 Apr 2021

Politics
Not afraid of inquiry: Fadnavis on pharma firm-Remdesivir issue

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.

Raut slams BJP for changing stance on COVID-19 curbs

07 Apr 2021

Politics
Raut slams BJP for changing stance on COVID-19 curbs

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.

Sena alleges collusion between BJP and some Maharashtra officials

24 Mar 2021

Politics
Sena alleges collusion between BJP and some Maharashtra officials

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.

NCP hits back at BJP; says Fadnavis is 'misleading' people

23 Mar 2021

Politics
NCP hits back at BJP; says Fadnavis is 'misleading' people

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.

Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

28 Jan 2021

India
Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

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."

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

28 Oct 2020

Politics
Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Devendra Fadnavis, BJP's Bihar poll campaign in-charge, tests positive

24 Oct 2020

Politics
Coronavirus: Devendra Fadnavis, BJP's Bihar poll campaign in-charge, tests positive

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Shiv Sena seeking Maharashtra Governor's recall after "turned secular" row

14 Oct 2020

Politics
Shiv Sena seeking Maharashtra Governor's recall after "turned secular" row

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.

We aren't enemies, says Sanjay Raut after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

27 Sep 2020

Politics
We aren't enemies, says Sanjay Raut after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

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.

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

15 Sep 2020

Politics
How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

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.

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

08 Sep 2020

Politics
Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

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.

Conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to SSR's death: Shiv Sena

05 Aug 2020

Politics
Conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to SSR's death: Shiv Sena

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.

With over 90,000 cases, Mumbai expects a spike in cases

11 Jul 2020

India
With over 90,000 cases, Mumbai expects a spike in cases

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.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Politics
Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

Sadhus lynched, cops stared: What exactly happened in Palghar?

20 Apr 2020

India
Sadhus lynched, cops stared: What exactly happened in Palghar?

On Thursday night, a horrific incident played out in Palghar, Maharashtra, barely 125 kilometer away from Mumbai.

'Why didn't Delhi Police stop Tablighi Jamaat?' asks Maharashtra Minister

09 Apr 2020

India
'Why didn't Delhi Police stop Tablighi Jamaat?' asks Maharashtra Minister

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.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

02 Mar 2020

Politics
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

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.

Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

28 Feb 2020

Politics
Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government plans to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education, a minister of the coalition said on Friday.

Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

15 Feb 2020

Politics
Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

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.

Bhima Koregaon case: NIA takes over investigation, Maha government fumes

25 Jan 2020

India
Bhima Koregaon case: NIA takes over investigation, Maha government fumes

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.

Sanjay Raut withdraws controversial statement on Indira Gandhi's underworld connection

16 Jan 2020

Politics
Sanjay Raut withdraws controversial statement on Indira Gandhi's underworld connection

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.

Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

16 Jan 2020

India
Can't forget Kashmir: JNUSU President Aishe Ghosh at Jamia

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.

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

07 Jan 2020

India
Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

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.

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

30 Dec 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

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.

Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

27 Dec 2019

India
Mumbai: Pro and anti-CAA protests take place just 4-km apart

Mumbai witnessed unusual scenes today with pro and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests taking place just 4 kilometers away from one another.

All you need to know about detention centers in India

27 Dec 2019

India
All you need to know about detention centers in India

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.

Disgruntled BJP-leader Eknath Khadse meets Pawar, meeting with Uddhav next

10 Dec 2019

Politics
Disgruntled BJP-leader Eknath Khadse meets Pawar, meeting with Uddhav next

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.

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