After Ajit Pawar resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra on the 26th of November, Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on the same day.
The developments came a day before the floor test, which is expected to be in favour of the alliance of the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Indian National Congress (INC.)
During a press conference, Devendra Fadnavis said, “Ajit Pawar gave me his resignation. (The) BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) had decided from the first day we will not indulge in horse trading. We only decided to form the Government because NCP was with us. Since he has resigned, I will also resign.”
He further said, “The BJP had the people’s mandate. We tried to form a government according to the people’s mandate but the Shiv Sena realized it was a numbers game and we realized their bargaining power could increase.”
According to sources, Devendra Fadnavis submitted his resignation after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, the Home Minister of India. He met Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the Governor of Maharashtra and submitted his resignation to him.
With the latest updates, there are high chances of Aghadi, the alliance of the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the INC, forming the Maharashtra Government. If the Shiv Sena-NCP-INC alliance wins the floor test tomorrow, Uddhav Thackeray would become the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
The floor test is scheduled to be held on the 27th of November, at 5:00 P.M., after the oath taking ceremony of all the newly elected Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs.)
Stay tuned for further updates.