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.
11 Sep 2021
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.
02 Aug 2021
'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.
05 Jul 2021
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.
05 Jul 2021
'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."
20 Apr 2021
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.
19 Apr 2021
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).
19 Apr 2021
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.
07 Apr 2021
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.
24 Mar 2021
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.
23 Mar 2021
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.
28 Jan 2021
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."
28 Oct 2020
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.
24 Oct 2020
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.
14 Oct 2020
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.
27 Sep 2020
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.
15 Sep 2020
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.
08 Sep 2020
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.
05 Aug 2020
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.
11 Jul 2020
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.
25 May 2020
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.
20 Apr 2020
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.
09 Apr 2020
'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.
02 Mar 2020
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.
28 Feb 2020
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.
15 Feb 2020
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.
25 Jan 2020
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.
16 Jan 2020
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.
16 Jan 2020
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.
07 Jan 2020
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.
30 Dec 2019
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.
27 Dec 2019
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.
27 Dec 2019
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.
10 Dec 2019
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.
09 Dec 2019
Maharashtra: Fadnavis' wife Amruta calls Sena 'hypocrite', Priyanka Chaturvedi replies
Erstwhile allies, and now feuding parties, Shiv Sena and BJP are leaving no chance to slam one another publicly.
03 Dec 2019
Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar
With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."
02 Dec 2019
Fadnavis made "temporary" CM to move Rs. 40,000cr: BJP MP
In a shocking remark, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde said that Devendra Fadnavis was made the temporary Chief Minister of Maharashtra, so as to move funds worth Rs. 40,000 back to the Centre.
01 Dec 2019
Congress' Nana Patole elected unopposed as Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly
Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) candidate and Congress leader Nana Patole on Sunday was elected as Maharashtra Assembly Speaker.
29 Nov 2019
Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting
Two days after tendering his resignation as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis has started the process of vacating the official residence.
28 Nov 2019
Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress
The new Maharashtra government will have one Deputy Chief Minister, from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), while the Speaker's post will go to the Congress party, NCP leader Praful Patel announced, following a six-hour-long meeting of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, on Wednesday.
26 Nov 2019
Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month
On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.