Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis today met Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan and staked claim to form the next government in the state.
Prakash Javdekar, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Ramdas Athawale, Raju Shetty, Vinayak Mete, Mahadev Jankar accompanied Devendra Fadnavis to the Raj Bhawan.
Earlier, Fadnavis was elected as the leader of BJP legislature party by the newly elected MLAs of the party.
The name of Fadnavis, state BJP president, was proposed by Leader of Opposition in the outgoing Assembly Eknath Khadse and seconded by his counterpart in the Legislative Council Vinod Tawde, and members of the party's core group Sudhir Mungantiwar and Pankaja Munde.
Hailing from Nagpur in eastern Maharashtra, Fadnavis, 44, pipped his mentor and strong contender Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to bag the coveted post.