Devendra Fadnavis has resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. In the press conference, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had got majority. We had success on 105 seats. We waited for Shiv Sena a lot. The army started talking to NCP and Congress. Devendra Fadnavis said that we had never promised two and a half years. Shiv Sena made fun of itself. The three parties refused to form the government. Then 15 days later President’s rule was imposed in the state. We persuaded Ajit Pawar. We do not have a majority now, so I am resigning from my post.
Earlier Ajit Pawar submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. After Ajit Pawar’s resignation, it started speculating in the politics of Maharashtra that now Devendra Fadnavis can also go.
In the presence of Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray, 162 legislators took oath to maintain unity last evening. After this, to strengthen the political equation even within the BJP, the runaway race was intensified. This morning, the Supreme Court said in its decision that by 5 o’clock tomorrow evening, the Fadnavis government should prove its majority in the house, which should be broadcast live and video recording should also be done. Also, the Governor was asked to appoint a Protem Speaker.
Ajit Pawar has now resigned. At 3:30 pm, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced his resignation from his post after holding a press conference. Earlier, there was a high level meeting in Delhi which included PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. It is being told that it was decided to resign only after that.
Earlier, on the occasion of Constitution Day, when the Prime Minister was giving a speech in the House, the Opposition walked out of the House. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said about the attitude of the Center in Maharashtra that seeing it, it is not certain that the constitutional norms are safe in the hands of the present regime. At the same time, Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressed confidence that Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and her party will win in Maharashtra Assembly.
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde said that Uddhav Thackeray’s party-led coalition has the support of 162 MLAs to prove majority in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and in such a situation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should resign from his post. However, the BJP said that the position of all the parties will become clear with the demonstration of power in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday. NCP chief Sharad Pawar had praised the Supreme Court’s order to conduct a power test in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, while Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that truth cannot be defeated.