Fadnavis becomes Maharashtra’s longest-serving non-Congress CM


Nation Next Newsroom | Sep 22, 2018 22:32

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on 21 September 2018, completed 1421 days in office to become the longest-serving non-Congress CM of Maharashtra.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Current Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on 21 September 2018, completed 1421 days in office to become the longest-serving non-Congress CM of Maharashtra. Fadnavis broke the record of former chief minister of Maharashtra from Shiv Sena, Manohar Joshi, who was in office for 1420 days.

Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government in Maharashtra in October 31, 2014. Fadnavis, a four-term MLA from Nagpur, is the second youngest chief minister of the state at the age of 44, after Sharad Pawar who became Maharashtra CM at 38.

Fadnavis was the youngest mayor of Nagpur and second youngest in India, at the age of 27. Fadnavis had refused to study at the Indira Convent School at Nagpur as his father Gangadhar Fadnavis was jailed during Emergency declared by then prime minister Indira Gandhi during 1975 to 1977. The CM preferred studying at the RSS run Saraswati Vidyalaya at Nagpur.