Apart from enjoying cricket, he also loves to be in the driving seat.
Fadnavis said he would distribute portfolios Saturday. There is buzz he could retain the key Home portfolio.
At least two are close to PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah: Chandrakant Patil and Prakash Mehta.
Sheshrao Wankhede, a barrister from London and freedom fighter, had been the mayor of Nagpur for three years since 1952.
Fadnavis flew into New Delhi to pay his respect to the party’s top leadership and “seek their blessings”.
Top bureaucrats from other departments, including Industries, are expected to brief the new government later this week.
The BJP high command was adamant that the state chief take over as CM.
Party insiders said a section within the BJP is not keen on Fadnavis becoming chief minister.
The development has brought out the much-speculated turf war in Nagpur (between Gadkari and Fadnavis) out in open.
The Parliamentary Board has decided to send two observers each to both the states to decide on next chief ministers.
Poll panel had asked Chavan why he should not be disqualified for failing to give his true and correct expenses incurred in last Assembly polls.
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The meeting was also attended by Employment Guarantee Scheme Minister Nitin Raut, who too had offered to resign.
During the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Chavan was elected from Nanded constituency by a margin of 81,455 votes defeating his BJP rival D B Patil.
On Monday, nearly 26 months after the two were suspended, Chavan reinstated Phatak, a former Mumbai municipal commissioner, and Vyas, former finance secretary.