Mumbai, July 17 -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday appointed state revenue minister Chandrakant Patil as Maharashtra's party president; and five-term city legislator from Malabar Hill constituency and well-known developer Mangal Prabhat Lodha as the party's Mumbai chief.

Patil replaces former state president and Union minister Raosaheb Danve, while Lodha replaces former city chief and state minister Ashish Shelar, both of who have served two terms.

"My heartfelt thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for reposing trust in me and appointing me as the state party chief," Patil tweeted after the announcement.

Patil, a Maratha face of the BJP from western Maharasht...