Devendra Fadnavis: News
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.
01 Jan 2023Nitish Kumar
Janta Dal (United) (JDU) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and questioned what the "new father" of the "new India" had done so far for the country.
06 Dec 2022Karnataka
The inter-state border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka has escalated following protests in Karnataka's border town of Belagavi, reported NDTV.
25 Nov 2022Eknath Shinde
Reacting to the fresh salvo over the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute, the former state's CM Eknath Shinde proclaimed on Thursday that they wouldn't forfeit even an inch of land.
24 Nov 2022Maharashtra
The Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute is once again in the news and this time for the latest back-and-forth between Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.
20 Aug 2022Mumbai Police
The Mumbai Police and other security agencies have been kept on their toes after the Mumbai Police traffic control got a threat message about a 26/11-style attack, India Today reported.
18 Aug 2022Australia
The Maharashtra Police on Thursday recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition in the state's Raigad district.
14 Aug 2022Maharashtra
Maharashtra's Shiv Sangram chief Vinayak Mete was reportedly killed in a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khopoli on Sunday.
12 Aug 2022Maharashtra
Mangal Prabhat Lodha, a six-time MLA in Maharashtra, is the richest minister in the new Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis cabinet.
08 Aug 2022Maharashtra
Sources have indicated that the cabinet expansion in Maharashtra is expected to take place this week following a series of meetings to resolve lingering issues that were delaying the move during a dispute over the state's Home Ministry.
27 Jul 2022West Bengal
West Bengal BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty has claimed that the party is in touch with 38 Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs.
25 Jul 2022Supreme Court Of India
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction moved the Supreme Court on Monday to challenge the Election Commission's (EC) proceedings to decide on the "real Shiv Sena."
23 Jul 2022Supreme Court Of India
The power struggle for control of the Shiv Sena between Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde has entered a new phase in which both will have to provide documentary evidence to prove who would head the party.
20 Jul 2022Maharashtra
Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested four men, who allegedly demanded Rs. 100 crore from an MLA for a ministerial post in the newly-formed Maharashtra cabinet.
15 Jul 2022Mumbai
The BJP and the Shiv Sena faction headed by Chief Minister (CM) Eknath Shinde hosted an opulent reception for Droupadi Murmu, the NDA's presidential candidate, on Thursday in Mumbai.
14 Jul 2022Maharashtra
The Maharashtra government has decided to reduce value added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel by Rs. 5 and Rs. 3 per liter, respectively, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Thursday.
06 Jul 2022Maharashtra
Severe waterlogging was witnessed in several parts of Mumbai as heavy rains lashed the city on Wednesday.
04 Jul 2022Maharashtra
After Sunday's big win with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Rahul Narvekar being elected as the Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly, the Eknath Shinde-led government will face a floor test on Monday.
01 Jul 2022Maharashtra
In a dramatic turn of events, rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde took oath as the Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra on Thursday with former CM and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis becoming his deputy.
01 Jul 2022Sharad Pawar
As the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government seized power in the state, political responses began to flow.
30 Jun 2022Narendra Modi
Eknath Shinde on Thursday took oath as the Maharashtra chief minister, beginning his first term with a ceremony at which BJP leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as his deputy.
30 Jun 2022Maharashtra
As the Uddhay Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government finally toppled in Maharashtra, celebrations erupted in the Bharatiya Janata Party camp.
30 Jun 2022Supreme Court Of India
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers sprung into celebration mode after Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Wednesday.
30 Jun 2022Supreme Court Of India
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray offered prayers at a temple after his dramatic late-night resignation as Maharashtra chief minister (CM) after the Supreme Court (SC) refused to stay the floor test yesterday.
29 Jun 2022Supreme Court Of India
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray resigned on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court refused to stay the floor test ordered in Assembly tomorrow.
29 Jun 2022Uddhav Thackeray
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's direction to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government to prove majority on Thursday.
29 Jun 2022Maharashtra
Rebel Shiv Sena MLAs will leave for Maharashtra on Thursday, Eknath Shinde said.
09 Mar 2022Mumbai
The Mumbai Police detained Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday.
28 Jan 2022Supreme Court Of India
The Supreme Court on Friday set aside the Maharashtra Assembly's decision to suspend 12 members from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
24 Jan 2022Maharashtra
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 2021Maharashtra
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 2021Maharashtra
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 2021Maharashtra
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday fired salvo against state Minister Nawab Malik.
25 Sep 2021Maharashtra
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 2021Maharashtra
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 2021Maharashtra
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 2021Maharashtra
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 2021Maharashtra
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 2021Maharashtra
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 2021Maharashtra
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.