Fadnavis Elected Maharashtra BJP Legislature Party Leader
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, State BJP President Chandrakant Patil and RPI’s Ramdas Athawale after their victory in Maharashtra elections, in Mumbai. (Photo: PTI)

Fadnavis Elected Maharashtra BJP Legislature Party Leader


Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was re-elected leader of the state Bharatiya Janata Party Legislature Party.

All the 105 newly-elected BJP MLAs were present at the meeting, where Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar and party vice president Avinash Rai Khanna were present as central observers. The meeting was held at Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbai.

Watch | Devendra Fadnavis speak after being elected as Maharashtra BJP legislature party leader.

Tomar says no other name was proposed at the BJP legislature party meeting. A turban-clan Fadnavis thanked party MLAs for reposing faith in him and giving him another chance to serve the state.

He also thanked Sena president Uddhav Thackeray. The meeting came in the backdrop of the power-sharing tussle between the BJP and Shiv Sena after the results of the Oct. 21 Assembly elections were declared on Oct. 24. The Sena won 56 seats, National Congress Party 54 and Congress 44 in the 288-member house.

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