Union minister Danve new Maharashtra BJP chief

Union minister Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve will be the new chief of BJP's Maharashtra unit, it was announced on Tuesday.

Mumbai: Union minister Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve will be the new chief of BJP's Maharashtra unit, it was announced on Tuesday.

The minister of state for consumer affairs, he will replace Devendra Fadnavis who has been holding charge since his election as the chief minister last October.

Danve, who hails from Jalna district in the backward Marathwada region, was a close associate of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from the state - the late Pramod Mahajan and his brother-in-law, the late Gopinath Munde.

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