Raosaheb Danve

Raosaheb Danve
Constituency: Jalna

Born/Date of Birthday: 18 March 1955
Place of Birth: Javkheda Khurd, Jalna, Bombay State, India
Political party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Educational Qualifications: B.A.
Educated at: J.E.S., Jalna, Maharashtra
Profession: Agriculturist
Marital Status: Married
Date of Marriage: 17 May 1977
Spouse's Name: Smt. Nirmalatai Danve
No. of Sons: Santosh Danve
No.of Daughters: 3
Parents: Shri Dadarao Danve, Smt. Kesharabai Danve
Permanent Address: Shivaji Nagar, Jalna Road, Teh. Bhokardan, Distt. Jalna-431114, Maharashtra
Tel : (02485) 240125, 09868180280 (M)

Raosaheb Dadarao Danve (born 18 March 1956) is an Indian politician and current Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Mines in Second Modi ministry. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party and got elected to Lok Sabha from Jalna for 5th straight time 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

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

Political career
Danve has held leadership positions at all levels of politics in India beginning since 1976. He is known as a leader with rural roots. Danve began his political career as a Sarpanch in 1978, becoming an MLA in 1990 & in 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, 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.

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

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). When the prices of Tur fell in May 2017, Danve used the term "saale" to chide the "oversensitive farmers". 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.

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

Within BJP

  • President, BJP Maharashtra (2014)
  • President, Bharatiya Janata Party BJP, Dist. Jalna, Maharashtra
  • Vice-President, BJP Maharashtra


  • 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
  • 27 May 2014 to 5 March 2015: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  • 30 May 2019 to present: Union Minister of State, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

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