In an exclusive conversation with Republic TV, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that he does not have any aspirations of going to Delhi to play a role in national politics. However, he is ready to give his best wherever the party deploys him, be it Mumbai, Delhi or Nagpur.
Fadnavis began his political career from Nagpur and went on to become the Chief Minister of Maharashtra after his 2014 assembly election victory. His mother after the victory had said that she already knew Fadnavis would leave Nagpur to take up a role at the state level with his base in Mumbai and then would gradually move to Delhi to play a national role. Republic TV asked the Chief Minister whether he has any plans of moving towards national politics.
The Chief Minister replied, "I don't have any national ambitions or plans. I am a BJP worker, I am ready to work wherever the party deploys me, be it Mumbai, Delhi or Nagpur. I will also sit at home if the party asks me to. But I believe, the party has entrusted me with great responsibilities, I will put my 100% in whatever responsibility I will be given."
In the wake of the upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra, the ruling BJP had started a Maha Jandesh Yatra under the leadership of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis which is in its final stages. Today on October 12, Fadnavis is travelling to Washim, Akola, Amravati, Wardha & Nagpur district as a part of the Maha Janadesh Rally. Shiv Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray had earlier conducted a similar rally called the 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra'. Aaditya Thackeray had said, "It is not a rally but a pilgrimage as I am going to seek the blessings of the people." Maharashtra will go into polls on October 21 in a single phase election, the vote counting of which will happen on October 24.