Maharashtra Government Formation HIGHLIGHTS: MLAs from Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari Tuesday and submitted their letters of support for Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as the chief minister of Maharashtra. Thackeray will be sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister at Shivaji Park on November 28. The Sena-NCP-Congress MLAs met at Trident hotel and passed a resolution appointing Uddhav as CM nominee of their front. The MLAs also passed the resolution to form ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi’, the three-party alliance in Maharashtra.
Earlier in the day, Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar resigned as the chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively hours after the Supreme Court passed an order directing floor test in the state. “We do not have majority after Ajit Pawar’s resignation,” Fadnavis said announcing his intent to resign. “We realised we don’t have the numbers and we don’t want to indulge in horse trading,” he said. Read in Malayalam
Addressing the press, Fadnavis said the poll mandate was for the BJP more so than the Shiv Sena, adding that no discussions were held with the former ally on a rotational CM post. “We won more than 70 per cent seats while Sena won around 40 per cent seats,” he said. In the 288-member Assembly, the BJP won 105 seats while the Sena won 56.