Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra Chief Minister
Mumbai : Fifteen days after the results for Maharashtra Assembly Elections were announced; Devendra Fadnavis submitted his resignation from the Chief Minister post.
Shiv Sena and BJP, who had contested the election jointly, have been on a tiff and did not come to a truce on power sharing pact they allegedly did before the elections.
Shiv Sena had been adamant that they would be needing a 50-50 power sharing on the Chief Minister post or they will withdraw their support; BJP, on the other hand, maintained that they never promised power sharing on the CM post and they will retain it.
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.
On the last day to claim stakes to form government in the state, Shiv Sena moved its MLAs to a hotel to ensure none of them gets lured by any party's offer.