The BJP leader headed directly to the Raj Bhawan to submit his resignation after holding a press conference where he announced that he was stepping down from his post
'I doubt that this three-wheeler government will be stable,' Fadnavis said about a prospective Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP dispensation
Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis submitted his resignation as Chief Minister to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday as, he said, BJP fell short of the required number of MLAs to win the scheduled floor test.
The BJP leader headed directly to the Raj Bhawan to submit his resignation after holding a press conference where he announced that he was stepping down from his post.
Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar were sworn-in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively early on Saturday morning, sending a shocker to the Shiv Sena, Congress, NCP camp which was almost in the final stages of announcing a formal alliance to stake claim to form the government.
Stung by the Governor's decision, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP moved the Supreme Court demanding an immediate floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly.
In its decision today, the apex court asked the Fadnavis government to prove its majority in 288-member Assembly before 5 pm on Wednesday.
Addressing the press conference, Fadanvis said the people had given their mandate for BJP-Shiv Sena government but the latter wanted the chief minister's post to be rotated, something which was never agreed upon.
"They took benefit of the situation and started bargaining. They (Shiv Sena) took shelter of a deal which was never struck," he said.