Raosaheb Danve
The Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Danve calls on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on March 05, 2015 (cropped).jpg
Minister of State for Railways
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Serving with Darshana Jardosh
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterAshwini Vaishnaw
Preceded bySuresh Angadi
Minister of State for Coal
Assumed office
7 July 2021
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterPralhad Joshi
Minister of State for Mines
Assumed office
7 July 2021
PresidentRam Nath Kovind
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterPralhad Joshi
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
In office
30 May 2019 – 7 July 2021
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
MinisterRam Vilas Paswan
Preceded byChhotu Ram Chaudhary
Succeeded bySadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
In office
26 May 2014 – 5 March 2015
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byK.V.Thomas
BJP Maharashtra State President
In office
2014–2019
Preceded byDevendra Fadnavis
Succeeded byChandrakant Bacchu Patil
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
1999
Preceded byUttamsingh Pawar
ConstituencyJalna
Personal details
Born (1956-03-18) 18 March 1956 (age 66)
Javkheda Khurd, Jalna, Bombay State, India[1][2]
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Nirmala Danve
(m. 1977)
Children4, including Santosh Danve
Residence(s)Bhokardan, Jalna & New Delhi
EducationJ.E.S. College, Jalna
Source: [[3]]

Raosaheb Dadarao Danve (born 18 March 1956) is an Indian politician[4] and current Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Mines in Second Modi ministry.[5] He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party and got elected to Lok Sabha from Jalna for 5th straight time[6] in 2019 general elections. He previously served as Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution from 30 May 2019 to July 7, 2021 and also as Maharashtra state President of BJP[7]

Personal life

Danve was born to Kesharabai and Dadarao on 18 March 1956.[8] Danve married Nirmala Tai in 1977. They have 3 daughters & Son Santosh Danve, who is a Bhartiya Janata Party MLA from Bhokardan Legislative Constituency.[9]

Political career

Danve has held leadership positions at all levels of politics in India beginning since 1976.[10] He is known as a leader with rural roots. Danve began his political career as a Sarpanch in 1978,[2][11] becoming an MLA in 1990 & in 1995 from Bhokardan assembly constituency,[12][13] and 5 time consecutive Member of parliament[14] since 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, & May 2019.[15]

During the general elections that were held in May 2014, Danve won the Jalna constituency for the fourth time. Immediately afterwards, he was sworn in by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Minister of State for Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, the position he held till March 2015.[16]

Meanwhile, Maharashtra assembly elections were held in October 2014. BJP came to power and Devendra Fadnavis became first BJP Chief Minister of Maharashtra. However, as per the BJP culture, one person only holds one post a time, and hence Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the President of Maharashtra BJP and the search for a new leader commenced. Raosaheb Danve indicated to the party leadership that he was willing to resign as a minister[17] and in January 2015 he was appointed as the President of Maharashtra BJP by Amit Shah, the national President of BJP. Raosaheb Danve is only the second person in Maharashtra BJP to hold this office while also being a Member of Parliament. Earlier, late Suryabhan Vahadane-Patil had successfully carried the dual responsibility.[citation needed]

Danve has attracted controversy due to his freewheeling public comments that may be misconstrued objectionably. For example, in 2016, a FIR was lodged against him for asking voters to accept Laxmi coming to their homes on election eve (alluding to vote buying).[18][19] When the prices of Tur fell in May 2017, Danve used the term "saale" to chide the "oversensitive farmers".[20][21] Use of such term was criticised by the opposition parties and Danve expressed his regrets concerning his comment. Later, in 2019, he said that the word saale is a common slang term which is not derogatory in rural marathwada, and he never intended to offend farmers.[22]

In May 2019, Danve became Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.[23]

Within BJP

Legislative

References

  1. ^ "ग्रामपंचायत सदस्य ते मंत्रिमंडळात स्थान, रावसाहेब दानवेंचा प्रवास". Zee 24 Taas. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b Patil, Tushar (3 January 2021). "ग्रामपंचायतीचा अर्ज भरला, अन् आजोबांनीच रावसाहेबाला मतदान करू नका सांगितले." Sarkarnama (in Marathi). Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Raosaheb Dadarao Danve". 2019. Archived from the original on 10 April 2022. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 March 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b "Narendra Modi Cabinet 2.0: Full list of Union ministers, profiles, portfolios, all you need to know".
  6. ^ "One of the driest parts of India has sent the same guy to Parliament for twenty years". Business Insider. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  7. ^ http://mahabjp.org/Eng/BjpBadal/RajyastariyaAdhyaksha.aspx[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Team 'Modi'fication: Who is MoS Raosaheb Dadarao Danve?". www.oneindia.com. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Bhokardan (Maharashtra) Election Results 2014, Current and Previous MLA". elections.in. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  10. ^ "मोदींना देखील एक पाऊल मागं घ्यायला लावत दानवेंनी मंत्रिपद राखलं." BolBhidu.com (in Marathi). 30 May 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  11. ^ "मतदानाचं वय २१ होतं अन् दाजी १८ व्या वर्षी गावचं सरपंच झालं..." BolBhidu.com (in Marathi). 15 January 2021. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  12. ^ a b "Maharashtra Assembly Election Results in 1990". elections.in. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Maharashtra Assembly Election Results in 1995". elections.in. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  14. ^ "Jalna(Maharashtra) Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 with Sitting MP and Party Name". elections.in. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  15. ^ Joshi, Prasad (24 May 2019). "Maharashtra chief Raosaheb Danve secures his fifth successive term". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Raosaheb Danve: Minister of State (Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution)". NDTV.com. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Dadarao Danve resigns as Union Minister". The Indian Express. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  18. ^ "Accept 'Lakshmi' Coming To Your Home: Maharashtra BJP Chief To Voters". NDTV.com. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Take 'Laxmi darshan' does not mean take money: Danve". www.afternoondc.in. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  20. ^ Staff Reporter. "Danve abuses farmers over tur, draws flak". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  21. ^ "Maharashtra BJP Chief's Angry Comment On Farmers Sparks Protests". NDTV.com. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  22. ^ "'जायकवाडीची खोली आणि दानवेंची बोली'!". Loksatta (in Marathi). 11 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  23. ^ "PM Modi allocates portfolios. Full list of new ministers", Live Mint, 31 May 2019
  24. ^ "Bharatiya Janata Party - Maharashtra". mahabjp.org. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  25. ^ http://115.254.101.27/Loksabha/Committee/CommitteeInformation.aspx?comm_code=18&tab=0[permanent dead link]
Preceded byUttamsigh Pawar Member of Lok Sabhafor Jalna 1999- Incumbent