BJP leaders take to Twitter to congratulate Devendra Fadnavis

BJP leaders on Tuesday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate Devendra Fadnavis who was elected the leader of the BJP's Legislature Party in Maharashtra, paving the way for his appointment as the first party Chief Minister of the state.

Updated: Oct 28, 2014, 19:30 PM IST

New Delhi: BJP leaders on Tuesday took to micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate Devendra Fadnavis who was elected the leader of the BJP's Legislature Party in Maharashtra, paving the way for his appointment as the first party Chief Minister of the state.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chattisgarh CM Raman Singh, Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain and Anurag Thakur among others wished Fadnavis.

Follwing are their tweets:

The name of Fadnavis, state BJP president, was proposed by Leader of Opposition in the outgoing Assembly Eknath Khadse and seconded by his counterpart in the Legislative Council Vinod Tawde, and members of the party's core group Sudhir Mungantiwar and Pankaja Munde.

The resolution proposing 44-year-old Fadnavis as the leader of the Legislature Party was unanimously approved by the newly elected MLAs in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP general secretary in-charge of Maharashtra J P Nadda, who were appointed central observers for the election.

The new government will be sworn in at a ceremony at Wankhede Stadium on October 31 in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several of his Cabinet colleagues and Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states.

With PTI inputs