Hours after the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test in the Maharashtra assembly the next day, Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar resigned as chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively. Rebel NCP leader Pawar resigned just three days after he took oath citing personal reasons, while Fadnavis tendered his resignation a few hours later after addressing a press conference.
“We do not have majority after Ajit Pawar’s resignation,” Fadnavis said, while announcing his intent to resign. “We realised we don’t have the numbers and we don’t want to indulge in horse trading.”
The MLAs of the Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena were to meet on Tuesday evening to decide their next course of action, but people on social media were upset, saying that it was the citizens who suffered due to the political chaos.
On Twitter, many trolled politicians across party lines for their attempts at government formation, and shared jokes about things and events that lasted longer.
Here are some of the reactions:
— N I T I N (@theNitinWalke) November 26, 2019
Abbas Mastan going to file writ petition in the court for having more twist and turns than their movies https://t.co/CVcpZCBzMd
— Sunil- the cricketer (@1sInto2s) November 26, 2019
Maharashtra Government. pic.twitter.com/mlV2tMn2AI
— GRV (@MildlyClassic) November 26, 2019
— ᴀꜱɢᴀʀ🐍 (@asgarhid) November 26, 2019
— arshad (@arshad2399) November 26, 2019
— Mask (@Mr_LoLwa) November 26, 2019
— तूफान का देवता ᵀʰᵒʳ 🚩 (@iStormbreaker_) November 26, 2019
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) November 26, 2019
Devendra Fadnavis: This time, I was Maharashtra’s CM only for 4 days
Anil Kapoor: pic.twitter.com/MSonB2r9Lw
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) November 26, 2019
Breaking: Ajit Pawar resigns from the post of Dy CM of Maharashtra.
— REyan Rahman🇮🇳 (@Sarcastic___boi) November 26, 2019
Before and after Ajit Pawar Resigned pic.twitter.com/JB4DhDHUdS
— Prashant (@prashant_7_) November 26, 2019
*Devendra Fadnavis resigns as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra*
— Tweetera🐦 (@DoctorrSays) November 26, 2019
Sanjay Raut : BJP was the single largest party, yet we number 2, 3 and 4 made alliance and ousted them from power. Now we’ll run a stable govt for next 5 years.
HD Kumaraswamy : pic.twitter.com/CVBmEwoJCu
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) November 26, 2019
— d J (@djaywalebabu) November 26, 2019
— Manideep (@AmManideep) November 26, 2019
The floor test is to be held before 5 pm on Wednesday, and its proceedings will be telecast live, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The court also expressed concern that the elected MLAs have not been administered oath even though “a month has elapsed since the declaration of election results.”
In a bizarre twist, Fadnavis and Pawar took oath in their respective offices early Saturday morning, taking politicians and people by shock.
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