Devendra Gangadhar Fadnavis, son of Shri Gangadhar Rao Fadnavis was an MLC from Nagpur, was born 22 July 1970. . He is the current president of Maharashtra state unit of Bharatiya Janata Party and MLA of Maharashtra from Nagpur (South West Nagpur) . He is one of the contenders for CMs post as BJP is tipped to be the largest party in Maharashtra as per exit polls.
He joined the BJP Maharashtra at an early age and became a ward President of BJYM. He became the youngest municipal corporator of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation at the age of 21 and remained corporator for two consecutive terms, in 1992 and 1997.
He was the second youngest mayor in India. He was elected as the Mayor of Nagpur at the age of 27, in 1997. He is also the only person to be re-elected as the Mayor in Council of the State of Maharashtra. He became a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra State, representing Nagpur, in 1999. He is representing the constituency since them.
In his childhood, Fadanavis he joined the RSS Shakha at Trikoni Park and took active part.
Devendra Fadanvis completed a 5-year law degree from Law College Nagpur. During his student days, he was active in ABVP. In the ABVP, Devendra also acquired a Post Graduate Degree in Business Management and a diploma in Project Management from D. S. E.(German Foundation for International Development), Berlin.
As a representative of the people in Maharashtra State Assembly, he has been a part of various committees over the years like – Estimates Committee; Standing Committee on Urban development and Housing; Rules Committee; Public Undertaking Committee, Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (Water Supply).
Mr. Fadanvis has been recognised for his legislative activities both nationally and internationally. He was recognized by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association with the ‘Best Parliamentarian Award‘. He has been elected as a secretary of the Global Parliamentarian on habitat.
He is an expert in government budgetin and his analysis of the annual national budget is eagerly awaited every year. He authored two books on government budgets - How To Understand & Read State Budget’ and another book explaining budgetary concepts and understanding state budget documents.
Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the BJP's first and Maharashtra's 27th chief minister in a gala ceremony at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Friday, 31 October 2014.
Oath taking ceremony
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Maharashtra Governor C Vidysagar Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis and nine other ministers at a ceremony witnessed by over 30,000 people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, BJP veteran LK Advani and BJP National President, Amit Shah.
Interview of Devendra Fadanvis 7 Oct 2014
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Devendra Fadanvis - Vijaya Sankalpa Melawa - 5 sep 2014
Devendra Fadanvis Channel upload
Party Posts and Responsibilities Handled
President, BJP Maharashtra
General Secretary, BJP Maharashtra Pradesh
National Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
State Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
Nagpur City President, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha
Office Bearer, Nagpur (West) BJP
Ward Convenor, BJP
Significant Social Contributions
Secretary, Global Parliamentarians Forum on Habitat for Asia region
Resource Person on Urban Infrastructure Financing & Political Management issues
Member of Executive Council, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini, Mumbai (NGO recognized by United Nation)
Vice President, Central Hindu Military Education Society, Nashik (Bhonsala Military School)
President, Nagpur District Basketball Association
Senate Member, Rashtra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University
Participation and presentations -International Environmental Summit at Honolulu, USA (1999)
U.S. National Conference Of State Legislatures at Washington and Nashville, USA (2005)
Presentation on ‘Disaster Mitigation And Management in India’ at International summit organized by IDRC-UNESCO –WCDR at Davos, Switzerland (2006)
Presented a paper on ‘Natural Disasters Mitigation-Issues On Ecological And Social Risk’ at Global Environmental Change Congress at Beijing in China organized by WMO –ESSP (2006)
Represented India in ASEM meeting of young political leaders from Asia & Europe at Copenhagen, Denmark (2007)
Presented paper on ‘Energy Security issues’ at New Generation Seminar organized by East-West Centre of U.S. federal government (2008)
Member of High Level Delegation of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to Australia, New Zealand and Singapore (2008)
Member of delegation of INDO RUSSIA Chamber of Commerce to Moscow, Russia (2010)
Participated at Global Parliamentarian Forum on Habitat at Croatia, Europe (2011)
Participated at GPH Asia regional meet at Malaysia (2012)
Member of delegation invited by United Nations’ Habitat at UN headquarters at Nairobi in Kenya (2012)