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.

14 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: Shiv Sangram chief Vinayak Mete dies in car crash

Maharashtra's Shiv Sangram chief Vinayak Mete was reportedly killed in a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khopoli on Sunday.

08 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: Cabinet expansion due this week, Fadnavis may get home

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.

01 Jul 2022


Devendra Fadnavis 5th ex-Maharashtra CM to become 'junior' minister

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 2022

Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra: Shinde vetoes Thackeray's decision; Pawar targets Fadnavis' 'disgruntled' face

As the Eknath Shinde-led Maharashtra government seized power in the state, political responses began to flow.

30 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

Eknath Shinde takes oath as Maharashtra CM, Fadnavis his deputy

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 2022


Devendra Fadnavis: Lesser-known facts about Maharashtra's potential CM

As the Uddhay Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government finally toppled in Maharashtra, celebrations erupted in the Bharatiya Janata Party camp.

Maharashtra: BJP upbeat about forming government with Fadnavis as CM

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers sprung into celebration mode after Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Wednesday.

Maharashtra: Fadnavis to announce next move as Uddhav resigns

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.

09 Mar 2022


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

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

24 Jan 2022


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.

11 Nov 2021


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.

10 Nov 2021


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.

09 Nov 2021


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.

25 Sep 2021


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.

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."

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.

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.

20 Apr 2020

Yogi Adityanath

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

After the Supreme Court ordered a floor test to be held in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party called all of its MLAs for a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.

26 Nov 2019


Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

Amid the furor over the Maharashtra government formation, Nationalist Congress Party's rebel leader Ajit Pawar has resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

In the ongoing Maharashtra power tussle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test to be conducted on November 27 before 5 pm.

Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

On Monday, the Supreme Court reserved its order while hearing arguments on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to install a government in the state on Saturday.

Supreme Court hearing on Maharashtra begins; SG produces key documents

On Monday, the Supreme Court began hearing on the petition filed by the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress against the oath-taking of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar.

Here's what happened at Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar's late-night meeting

After the surprise oath-taking of BJP's Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister and NCP's Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM on Saturday, the two held closed-door meetings at the former's official residence on Sunday.

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