Ahead of the floor test in the state Assembly on Wednesday, Devendra Fadnavis has resigned as Maharashtra CM, saying BJP doesn't have a majority.
This came soon after sources said that NCP leader Ajit Pawar has resigned as the deputy CM of Maharashtra, a day before the SC-ordered floor test to be conducted in the Assembly. Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress will hold a meeting to elect the alliance leader later in the evening today.
The Supreme Court in its order on Tuesday said that the floor test in the state Assembly should be telecast live. Addressing a presser, Fadnavis said he “does not believe in poaching MLAs.” Will serve Maharashtra as Opposition and raise issues of people, Fadnavis added. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Uddhav Thackeray will be the chief minister of Maharashtra for five years.
NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said, "Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' resignation is the victory of the people of Maharashtra. Jai Maharashtra." BJP MLA Kalidas Kolambkar will be pro tem Speaker of the Maharashtra Assembly. He will take oath shortly in Raj Bhawan as directed by Supreme Court.