Raosaheb Dadarao Danve (born 18 March 1955) represents Bhartiya Janata Party in 17th Lok Sabha and is a Minister of State Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Modi 2.0 Government formed on 30 May 2019  and President of Bhartiya Janata Party. He won the Jalna Loksabha seat for 5th straight time in 2019 general elections.
Raosaheb Dadarao Danve
|Minister of State Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution|
|Assumed office |
30 May 2019
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||Chhotu Ram Chaudhary|
26 May 2014 – 05 March 2015
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|BJP Maharashtra State President|
|Preceded by||Devendra Fadnavis|
|Succeeded by||Chandrakant Bacchu Patil|
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Assumed office |
1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2019
|Preceded by||Uttamsingh Pawar|
|Born||18 March 1955|
Jalna, Bombay State, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Children||Santosh Danve, Sanjana Jadhav, Ashatai Pande, Ushatai Akhat|
|Parents||Dadarao Danve & Keshrabai Danve|
|Residence||Bhokardan, Jalna, New Delhi|
Early life, Family, and personal lifeEdit
Raosaheb was born to Kesharabai Danve and Dada-rao Danve on March 18, 1955. Raosaheb Danve married Nirmala Tai. They have 3 daughters & Son Santosh Danve, who is a Bhartiya Janata Party MLA from Bhokardan Legislative Constituency.
In the last 30 years, from a Sarpanch to a MP and later a Minister of State, Raosaheb has held various leadership positions. Earlier, he has been a general secretary of Maharashtra BJP, and twice the vice president. Danve has been renowned as a leader with rural roots. He started his journey as a Sarpanch, and later became a MLA in 1990, 1995 from Bhokardan assembly constituency, and 5 time consecutive Member of parliament since 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, & May 2019.
During the general elections that were held in May 2014, Raosaheb Danve-Patil 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.
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 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.
In 2016, a FIR was lodged against Danve for asking voters to accept Laxmi coming to their homes on election eve (alluding to money). He later said that by laxmi-darshan he only intended to invoke prayers for a BJP victory and "taking Gods name cannot amount to violation of election code of conduct".
By May 2017, the Tur production in Maharashtra had gone up to 20.35 lakh tonnes due to a good rainy season. But the prices quickly fell and the farmers were suffering. Addressing a meeting in Jalna, when the topic was brought up, Danve lost his temper and said "Our party workers should now not cry but fight. Just the day before yesterday, we've asked officials to procure one lakh tonne tur daal. Yet these people saale (referring to farmers) are crying. Are you reading too many newspapers? Don't read!"  This insult directed towards the farmers was criticised by the opposition parties. Shivsena held protests against him as well and Danve expressed his regrets concerning his comment. In 2019, Danve said that the word saale is a common slang term which is not derogatory in rural marathwada, and he never intended to offend farmers.
- 30 May 2019 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
- 27 May 2014 to 5 March 2015 Union Minister of State, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
- 1990-95 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (First Terms)
- 1995-99 Member, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (Two Terms)
- 1990-99 Chairman, Panchayati Raj Committee
- 1990-99 Chairman, Assurances Committee
- 1999-2000 Member, Committee on Commerce
- 2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Rural Development
- 2000-2004 Member, Committee on Finance
- 2000-2004 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
- 5 Aug. 2007 Member, Committee on Agriculture
- 31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
- 31 Aug. 2009 Member, Committee on Commerce
- 15 July 2015 onwards Member, Standing Committee on Information Technology
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| Member of Lok Sabha