Published On : Mon, Nov 3rd, 2014

Spelling mistake in CM’s surname brings embarrasment to big swearing-in ceremony


The swearing-in ceremony of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis must have infused hopes of positive change among all the voters and equally appealing was the big ticket event. However, a spelling mistake in the invitation card really brought some moments of embarrasment for the brand new CM.

A couple of media reported how the invitation carried wrong spelling of Fadnavis. Instead of ‘Fadnavis’, it was wrongly spelled as ‘Fadanvis’.

The mistake may not have been spotted by the organisers or even BJP leaders, but the invitees were quick to spot it out.

A media quoted a sportsperson as saying, “This was not expected from the state administration. How come no one – from the printer to proof readers to officers and Kshatriya himself – could spot it.”

Another newspaper reported that though the protocol department had enough time to check Fadnavis’s surname spelling, it did not care to do so. On the other hand, Raj Bhavan was careful enough and checked the spelling from the CM’s social networking accounts.

Fadnavis was sworn-in on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, chief ministers of BJP-led state governments and other senior party leaders.

Fadnavis, a fourth-term MLA from Nagpur, is the 27th Chief Minister of Maharashtra. At 44, he is the second youngest person to hold the top post and also the fourth political leader from the Vidarbha region to become CM.