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Hours after the Supreme Court ordered a floor test in the Maharashtra assembly, Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar resigned as chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 27, 2019 10:27:22 am
maharashtra, maharashtra politics, devendra fadnavis resigm ajit pawar resign, maharashtra govt formation, maharashtra floor test, ncp, shiv sena, india news, viral news Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar took oath on Saturday and resigned on Tuesday after apex court ordered floor test.

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.

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Here are some of the reactions:

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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