Mumbai / Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Chief Minister of Maharashtra after Ajit Pawar Quit

Zoom News : Nov 26, 2019, 03:57 PM

Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday that he has resigned from the post of Maharashtra's Chief Minister. This comes four days after he was sworn in.

Fadnavis said, during a press conference, that he will go to the Raj Bhawan to tender his resignation to the State's governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

While addressing the media, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, the BJP voted wholeheartedly and gave full mandate to the BJP. Formed the largest party. We contested with Shiv Sena but this is why I am speaking BJP mandate. Our strike rate was high. Shiv Sena's strike rate was 40 percent. The mandate was to the coalition. Let us tell you that the Supreme Court has ordered the government to prove its majority by conducting floor tests in the Vidhan Sabha on 27 November. This has come to light after the apex court ordered it.

Earlier on Monday, the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress jointly organized a public parade of its 162 MLAs to show the numbers. This was done by the parties to disprove the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Ajit Pawar faction's claim of having a strength of 170 MLAs.

Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Chief Minister and Ajit Pawar was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister at Raj Bhavan last Saturday at 8 am.