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Devendra Fadnavis

Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra

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Devendra Fadnavis: Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra
Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis is an Indian politician serving as the 9th and current Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra since 30 June 2022. He served as the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 31 October 2014 to 12 November 2019. Having been sworn in at the age of 44, he's the second-youngest Chief Minister in Maharashtra's history after Sharad Pawar. He served a 5-day long second term as Chief Minister during the 2019 Maharashtra political crisis, before resigning on 28 November 2019. On 30 June 2022, he took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, following the 2022 Maharashtra political crisis. He is an activist with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Fadnavis represents the Nagpur South West constituency in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

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'No justification for such act': Devendra Fadnavis on Bilkis Bano convicts' felicitation

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Maharashtra: In Eknath Shinde's Cabinet, Fadnavis gets Home, Finance; check full list of portfolio allocation

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Devendra Fadnavis responds after criticism over absence of women in new Maharashtra Cabinet

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Shinde, Fadnavis finalise contours of Maharashtra Cabinet in meeting with Shah and Modi, announcement after SC order

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BJP workers not sore over CM post: Devendra Fadnavis


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Maharashtra: Cong's 'ED Sarkar' jibe after Eknath Shinde, Devendra Fadnavis take oath


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PM Modi congratulates Eknath Shinde, Devendra Fadnavis on becoming CM, DyCM

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Eknath Shinde on Thursday took oath as the new chief minister of Maharashtra. Devendra Fadnavis will be the deputy chief minister in the government. Earlier today, Devendra Fadnavis announced that..
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