Mumbai/New Delhi: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced his resignation from the post of the chief minister of Maharashtra. He submitted his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari late on Wednesday. The latter asked him to stay on the post until an alternate arrangement was made.
The political crisis in Maharashtra which began with Shiv Sena’s losses in the MLC elections and intensified with the grouping of sacked Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde and other rebel Sena MLAs reached a crescendo after the Governor called for a floor test for Uddhav Thackeray to prove his majority in the Assembly. Prior to that, former CM and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis had met Koshyari and given him a letter stating that the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) had lost its majority in the House.
Shiv Sena chief whip Sunil Prabhu submitted a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Governor’s order. Following an urgent hearing on Wednesday, the SC gave its nod to the floor test.
Meanwhile, Uddhav Thackeray announced his resignation via Facebook Live.
According to reports, Devendra Fadnavis is likely to take charge as the new CM on Friday, July 1.
Fadnavis has said the details of the political developments will be revealed on Thursday.
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