BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday appointed Union minister Raosaheb Patil Danve as the new head of the party’s unit in Maharashtra.
The Lok Sabha MP from Jalna, Danve will replace Devendra Fadnavis, who is the chief minister now, as the Maharashtra BJP chief.
“BJP president Amit Shah has appointed Raosaheb Patil Danve as the new president of Maharashtra unit of BJP. His appointment takes place with immediate effect," said a party release issued in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Party sources claim Danve was interested in getting an organisational assignment in Maharashtra and he may eventually resign from the Union council of minister in keeping with party’s one man one post principle.
Starting his political career from the panchayat level, Danve has been an MLA from Bhokardan assembly constituency twice and has won the last four parliamentary elections in a row.