The Shiv Sena and BJP haven't been able to see eye-to-eye on government formation, leading to a stalemate
Devendra Fadnavis has resigned as the chief minister of Maharashtra. The move comes in the wake of the tenure of the incumbent Maharashtra Assembly getting over on November 8.
After tendering his resignation to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Fadnavis told media persons, "I thank the people of Maharashtra and PM Modi for giving me this opportunity".
"I also thank our allies, who stood with us in the past five years. We contested these elections also as the Mahayuti – with the Shiv Sena and RPI. The people of Maharashtra gave the mandate to the Mahayuti ," he added.
Fadnavis also told the media that he was shocked when post-results, Uddhav Thackeray, in a press conference, said that "all options are open", because he had clarified in his presser that he will form a Mahayuti or coalition government.
Fifteen days after the results to the Maharashtra Assembly were declared on October 24, bickering allies Shiv Sena and BJP haven't been able to see eye-to-eye on government formation, leading to a stalemate.
Meanwhile, the Congress and the NCP reiterated that the people of Maharashtra's mandate was for both the parties to sit in Opposition. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, in a statement to the media, had made it clear that he was not seeking the chief minister's post.(This is a developing story. Will be updated.)Get access to India's fastest growing financial subscriptions service Moneycontrol Pro for as little as Rs 599 for first year. Use the code "GETPRO". Moneycontrol Pro offers you all the information you need for wealth creation including actionable investment ideas, independent research and insights & analysis For more information, check out the Moneycontrol website or mobile app.