Published on 26/11/2019 3:46:18 PM | Source: Live Mint

Devendra Fadnavis to resign as Maharashtra chief minister

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NEW DELHI : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said he will resign. "I will also resign," he said.

"In elections clear majority was given to Mahayuti and BJP got maximum 105 seats. We contested with Shiv Sena, but this mandate was for BJP because BJP won 70 percent seats out of all seats we contested," Fadnavis told reporters in Mumbai.

He claimed that the Shiv Sena told them before election, that they will go with anyone which gives them the CM post.

After the Supreme Court ordered floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly tomorrow, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar put in his papers today. Both Fadnavis and Pawar were sworn-in as the CM and deputy chief minister, respectively, of the state on Saturday morning.

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said. "Ajit dada has resigned and he is with us. Uddhav Thackeray will be the chief Minister of Maharashtra for five years," Raut said.

The apex court said the Fadnavis government has to prove his majority in the House as there is "possibility of horse trading" in case of delay.

In the 288-member assembly, the BJP had won 105 seats, followed by Shiv Sena 56, NCP 54 and Congress 44.