Mumbai, July 16: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Maharashtra President Raosaheb Patil Danve on Tuesday, July 16, resigned from his position. Chandrakant Patil has been appointed as Maharashtra BJP Chief. Danve was re-elected from Maharashtra's Jalana for the fifth consecutive time in the recently held 2019 general elections. BJP Likely Replace Over Dozen Office Bearers Before Assembly Polls.
The saffron party has also appointed Mangal Prabhat Lodha, the founder of Lodha Group, as the Mumbai BJP president. He is currently the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing Malabar Hill constituency of south Mumbai. BJP Shifts Back General Secretary-Organisation Ramlal to RSS, Gets Appointed As Akhil Bharatiya Sahsampark Pramukh.
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This development comes after Dhanve was inducted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet as Minister of Consumer Affairs, food and public distribution. The newly appointed Maharashtra chief is currently serving as the revenue minister in Fadnavis cabinet.