Devendra Fadnavis wins Maharashtra vidhan sabha elections from Nagpur south-west assembly


  • Devendra Fadnavis wins the elections from his Nagpur south-west Assembly.
  • Devendra Fadnavis is all braced for a second term as the chief minister of Maharashtra
  • Almost all the exit polls projected a landslide win for BJP-Shiv Sena.
  • In 2014, the saffron party became the single largest party with 122 seats, naming a lesser-known Fadnavis as the CM.

Devendra Fadnavis, BJP's star performer, won the elections from Nagpur south-west Assembly, against Congress’ Ashish Deshmukh, with a margin of 49344. He is likely to become to next CM of Maharashtra.

Confident about second win

CM Devendra Fadnavis is confident of BJP’s win. According to Fadnavis, BJP- Shiv Sena alliance is likely to bag over 220 seats. It’s not just him, almost all the exit polls have projected a landslide win for BJP-Shiv Sena.

BJP will repeat history if it sweeps the Maharashtra Assembly elections. In 2014, the saffron party became the single largest party with 122 seats, naming a lesser-known Fadnavis as the CM.

He is the first chief minister to complete his tenure in Maharashtra in 40 years. The 49-year-old rose to fame when Amit Shah and Modi chose him to become the CM of Maharashtra in 2014. He has sidelined all his opponents.

He is reportedly backed by a group of journalists — belonging to different media organisations — who protects him from bad press

What Narendra Modi is to India, Devendra Fadnavis is to Maharashtra

Many politicians believe that Fadnavis has changed the game in Maharashtra. He was also compared to Narendra Modi — who rose to fame after BJP won over 300 seats in Lok Sabha elections 2014.

JP Nadda, the working president of BJP said, “Today I can say with authority and confidence that Devendra Fadnavis has changed the political culture of Maharashtra.”

“When Narendra and Devendra stand together, then 1+1 becomes 11 and not two,” he added.

Fadnavis however doesn’t like to compare himself with Narendra Modi, “There can be only and one only Narendra Modi in the world. I am satisfied to remain as Devendra Fadnavis of Maharashtra, he said in an interview with Zee 24/7.

He is running against Congress’ Ashish Deshmukh from the Nagpur south-west Assembly.
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