Mumbai, 8 Nov (The Press Watch) – Devendra Fadnavis on Friday resigned as chief minister. At a press briefing after submitting his resignation to Governor BS Koshyari at the Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.
Fadnavis said there was no agreement between the two allies on a seat-sharing agreement ahead of the Assembly polls in the state, contradicting the stand of the Sena which has maintained there was a pact in place even before the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year.
Fadnavis’ resignation came after the Sena remained firm over its demand for sharing the chief minister’s post and asked the BJP not to misuse the provision of “caretaker” government to remain in power in the state. The term of the existing Assembly is due to end on November 9.
Devendra Fadnavis to become the acting Chief Minister of Maharashtra till a new government is formed, or any other solution has been reached.
Devendra Fadnavis further said that, there were discussions with Shiv Sena over the 2.5 years CM demand but the talks had broken down and there were no agreements over the issue.
He adds that Shiv Sena stopped making contact with the BJP and instead kept talking to the NCP and Congress. “Uddhav Thackeray did not respond to my calls,” he added.