India: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray resigns from post

He also said that he was leaving the Maharashtra Legislative Council



Photo: ANI
Photo: ANI

By Agencies

Published: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 9:04 PM

Last updated: Wed 29 Jun 2022, 10:56 PM

Minutes after Supreme Court gave its go ahead to floor test in the Maharashtra assembly on Wednesday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that he was resigning from his post.

“I am resigning as the Chief Minister,” he announced.

He also announced his resignation from the Maharashtra Legislative Council.

The MVA government in Maharashtra has been facing a political crisis after a revolt in Shiv Sena.

Uddhav Thackeray thanked NCP and Congress - allies in the coalition government - according to ANI.

“I want to express my gratitude to the people of NCP and Congress that they supported me. From Shiv Sena, Anil Parab, Subhash Desai and Aaditya Thackeray, these people were only present when the proposal was passed while NCP and Congress people also supported the proposal,” he said.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave its go ahead for floor test in Maharashtra Assembly tomorrow as it refused to stay the state Governor’s decision.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had asked the Uddhav Thackeray government in the state to prove a majority on the floor of the House on June 30 stating that the “present political scenario” unfolding in the state paints a “very disturbing picture.”

The Governor wrote to the state Assembly secretary to convene a special session of the State Assembly tomorrow with the only agenda of a trust vote against CM Thackeray.

BJP leader and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had met the Governor on Tuesday evening after returning from Delhi, and submitted a letter to him demanding an immediate floor test.

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