Devendra Fadnavis steps down as Maharashtra CM


Mumbai: Amid the impasse over government formation in Maharashtra, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis on Friday resigned as Maharashtra chief minister.

Fadnavis handed over his resignation letter to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today.

Addressing a press conference moments after his resignation Devendra Fadnavis wore a smile and said, “I have resigned. I thank people of Maharashtra for supporting me for 5 years.”

Reflecting on his tenure as CM, Fadnavis said, “We improved infrastructure in Maharashtra in the last five years. The task was massive.”

Speaking about the stalemate over the government formation in Maharashtra, the BJP leader blamed ally, Shiv Sena. He further dismissed Shiv Sena’s claim, saying that no decision was taken “in his presence” that the two parties will share the CM’s post.

Notably, Shiv Sena has been alleging that prior to the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, both the BJP and Sena had decided to share the CM’s post for two-and-half-years each in the next term.

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