Devendra Fadnavis quits, accuses Shiv Sena for deadlock in Maharashtra

Agencies
Friday, 8 November 2019

"The governor has accepted my resignation. I thank the individuals of Maharashtra for giving me the chance to serve them for the last five years," Davendra Fadnavis said.

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday offered  his resignation while accusing the ally Shiv Sena for the impasse over government formation after the Assembly elections.

"The governor has accepted my resignation. I thank the individuals of Maharashtra for giving me the chance to serve them for the last five years," Davendra Fadnavis said.

Invalidating  the Shiv Sena's claim, Fadnavis asserted that "in my presence", no decision had been taken by the 2 parties over sharing the chief minister's post.

The Shiv  Sena had claimed that before the Lok Sabha polls, the 2 allies had decided to share the CM's post in the next term for two-and-half-years each.

He called Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray for breaking the impasse many times, but "Uddhav-ji did not take my calls," Fadnavis claimed.

The Shiv Sena's "policy" of not talking with the BJP but holding talks with the opposition Congress and NCP was wrong, Fadnavis  stated.

Fadnavis reached the Raj Bhavan in south Mumbai and submitted his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.

There has been no progress  in government formation even a fortnight after Assembly poll results were declared  on October 24.

The BJP and Sena are locked in a tussle over the issue of the CM’s post, resulting in a stalemate despite the Assembly poll results giving the alliance a combined seat strength of 161, way past the 145 majority mark in the 288-member House.

In the election, the BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena-56, NCP-54 and the Congress won 44 seats.

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