Devendra Gangadharrao Phadnavis is an Indian politician who is the 18th and incumbent Chief Minister of Maharashtra, in office since October 2014.
BJP core group is likely to meet on Sunday to decide the response on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's invitation to the party to form the government in the state, according to sources.
Maharashtra's caretaker Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday hailed the Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya land title dispute case, saying the judgment will strengthen country's multilingual and inter-religious harmony.
Leaders from different political parties in Maharashtra hailed the Supreme Court judgement in the Ayodhya dispute, here on Saturday.
The rift between BJP and Shiv Sena on power-sharing related to government formation widened on Friday with Uddhav Thackeray accusing its ally of speaking "lies" and the BJP saying it was shocked over his remarks earlier that "all options are open".
As the rift between Shiv Sena and BJP widens further, Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat on Friday said his party will continue to wait and watch, and will observe the next move of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari regarding the government formation in the state.
Asserting that he has given a word to his father to have a party Chief Minister, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said he did not need BJP leaders Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis to fulfill the promise.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that an alliance of like-minded Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena for the government would be in the interests of Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who resigned from his post on Friday in view of the prevailing political stalemate in the state, took a dig at the party's ally Shiv Sena saying it had made up its mind to go with NCP after results were out of the assembly polls and BJP was shocked over Uddhav Thackeray's remarks that "all options were open" for government formation.
As the ruling alliance of BJP-Shiv Sena is yet to iron out differences and form the government, NCP's Maharashtra unit president Jayant Patil on Thursday attacked Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for not keeping the promise of 50:50 formula to its ally in the state.
Road Transports Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday dismissed speculations of him being named as the next Maharashtra Chief Minister, saying he will continue to work as a cabinet minister in the central government.