Amruta Fadnavis, 35, is ready to shift to Mumbai to be with her husband and chief minister-elect Devendra Fadnavis, but she is clear that she will not give up her job.
Amruta, who works as associate vice-president with Axis Bank and heads the Shankar Nagar branch in Nagpur, will apply for a transfer to Mumbai.
“My husband will be staying in Mumbai. Hence, I am planning to apply for a transfer next month. If I get it, I will have to look for a good school for our five-year-old daughter (Divija),” Amruta told HT, adding that her daughter is very keen to move to Mumbai.
“But I will not quit my job if the management doesn’t allow me to move from Nagpur. I have worked hard to get here and I believe every woman should be financially independent,” she added.
Daughter of Dr Sharad and Charulata Ranade, Amruta joined the bank as a junior officer in 2003.
She and Fadnavis tied the knot in 2006.
Amruta has done a one-year diploma in taxation law from Symbiosis College in Pune. Her brother Gaurav is a well-known investment consultant.
Proud of her husband’s achievements, Amruta said she was sure he would do wonders for Maharashtra.
“I am confident that he [Fadnavis] can lead our state to glory and will emerge as the best chief minister for Maharashtra,” she said.