Devendra Fadnavis

Birthdate: July 22, 1970
Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Occupation: Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India
Career Start: 1992
Residence: Dharampeth, Nagpur, India
Education: LLB from Nagpur University, Post Graduation in Business Management

Life Story

Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis (born 22 July 1970) is an Indian politician who is the 18th and incumbent Chief Minister of Maharashtra, in office since October 2014. A member of Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, at the age of 44, he became the second youngest Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Fadnavis represents the Nagpur South West constituency in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. He is only the second CM of Maharashtra to have completed his full tenure as Chief Minister. Fadnavis father, Gangadhar Fadnavis, served as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council from Nagpur. His mother, Sarita Fadnavis, who is a descendant of the Kaloti family of Amravati, was the former Director of Vidarbha Housing Credit Society.

Political Career

Devendra is the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He has played multiple leadership roles for both his political party as well as an elected representative of the people of Nagpur, Maharashtra. As a college student, Fadnavis was an active member of BJP affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).He won his first municipal election from Ram Nagar ward. Five years later, he has served as an elected member in the Municipal Corporation of Nagpur for two consecutive terms, in 1992 and 1997. He has the distinction of being the Second youngest Mayor in India and the youngest Mayor in Nagpur, when he served as the Mayor of Nagpur. He was also the only person to be re-elected and serve as the first ‘Mayor in Council’ of the State of Maharashtra. He has been elected Member of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra State, representing Nagpur in 1999. As the leader of the biggest party in the assembly, Fadnavis was appointed as the chief minister of Maharashtra on 31 October 2014.

All the promises made by the party

  • Farmers: PM-KISAN will be extended to all farmers in the country. BJP promises to double the income of farmers by 2022. Short-term new agriculture loans up to Rs 1 lakh at a 0% interest rate for 1-5 years.
    National security: BJP’s security doctrine is guided by zero tolerance to terrorism.
  • Citizenship Amendment Bill: The party stands committed to the Citizenship Amendment Bill. BJP reiterates its commitment to “protect the linguistic, cultural and social identity of the people of North-East.”
    Jammu & Kashmir: The party reiterates its position since the time of the Jan Sangh to the abrogation of Article 370. Also stands committed to annulling Article 35A of the Constitution.
  • Healthcare: 1.5 lakh health and welfare centre will be opened by 2022.
    Economy: BJP says it is committed to further revise the tax slabs and the tax benefits. It aspires to make India the third largest economy of the world by 2030, adding that it is committed make India a US $5 trillion economy by 2025 and US $10 trillion economy by 2032. Welfare of Poor: It will aim to bring down the percentage of families living below the poverty line to a single digit in the next five years.
  • Transgenders: BJP says it is committed to bring transgenders to the mainstream through adequate socio-economic and policy initiatives.
  • Ram Mandir: As far as Ram Mandir is concerned BJP said it will weigh all the options and will try that the Ram Mandir be built as soon as possible in a harmonious environment.

Honors/ Awards

  • Best Parliamentarian” Award for Year 2002-2003 by the Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association.
  • “Best Speaker” Award in National Inter University Debate.
  • Rotary’s “Most Challenging Youth” Regional award.
  • Best Parliamentarian’ award in the memory of Late Pramodji Mahajan by Muktchand, Pune.
  • ‘RAJYOGI NETA’ award by Prunavad Parivar, Nasik.
  • Recipient of the ‘Bose Prize in Hindu Law’.