Maharashtra Politics / Amit Shah rejected Devendra Fadnavis' resignation, said- just keep working

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jun 08, 2024, 08:34 AM
Maharashtra Politics: Taking responsibility for the poor performance of the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced his resignation from his post and was adamant about it, but amid reports of him sticking to his decision, Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to him and ordered him to remain in his post and continue working in the government. Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis is part of the Maharashtra government along with the Eknath Shinde faction of Shiv Sena and the Ajit Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Let us tell you that in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena and BJP won 41 out of 48 seats in the state, but the new alliance - called Mahayuti in Maharashtra - managed to get only 17 seats this time.

Maha Vikas Aghadi's spectacular victory in Maharashtra

The Maha Vikas Aghadi, composed of Congress, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) and Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar), has won 30 constituencies in this Lok Sabha election. After which Fadnavis offered to resign from his post on Wednesday, a day after the counting of votes and since then many BJP leaders have spoken to him.

Amit Shah gave this order to Devendra Fadnavis

After the NDA meeting on Friday, the BJP leader held a meeting with fellow Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to discuss the alliance's performance in the state. Sources said the topic of Devendra Fadnavis' resignation also came up. After this, the Deputy Chief Minister met Home Minister Shah at his residence, where the Home Minister asked him to continue working for the Maharashtra government and prepare a plan to revive the BJP in the state. Let us tell you that the assembly elections in Maharashtra are likely to be held around October this year.

Amit Shah told Fadnavis, "If you resign, it will affect the morale of BJP workers. So don't resign now." Amit Shah also told him that they will discuss the resignation in detail after Narendra Modi takes oath as Prime Minister for the third time at 6 pm on Sunday.