Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis on Monday promised to take Maharashtra on the path of growth and thanked all those who had shown faith in him.
Talking to the media after being named as the leader of the BJP Legislature Party in Maharashtra, paving the way for his appointment as the first party Chief Minister of the state, Fadnavis said, “There are many people who are capable of this job but I was given the responsibility and am am grateful to everyone.”
Among others he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah and said that he was missing Gopinath Munde who had passed away.sometime back.
At the same time he promised to take Maharashtra forward. “Today I want to assure the people of the state that the way PM Modi has brought good governance in India, I will take Maharashtra on the path of growth.”
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 elction.
Fadnavis, accompanied by other members of state BJP Core Committee, will call on Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan at 6.30 pm to formally stake claim to form his government, as per PTI.
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 Agency inputs