Maharashtra BJP President Devendra Fadnavis will be the state’s new Chief Minister. The decision was unanimously taken today by all the 121 newly elected legislators of the BJP. The meeting to elect the Chief Minister designate was attended by party’s central observers for Maharashtra, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP general secretary J P Nadda along with Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Om Mathur and Prakash Javadekar.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that Fadnavis’ name was proposed for the post by BJP’s senior leader Eknath Khadse and was seconded by Sudhir Mungantiwar. The proposal was then also supported by BJP’s core committee members Vinod Tawde and Pankaja Munde and then it was unanimously adopted by all the MLAs.
The Chief Minister Designate, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis along with his core team will now call upon Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and stake claim to form government.
44 year old Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn-in at Mumbai’s sprawling Wankhede Stadium on Friday.