Devendra Fadnavis quits after Ajit Pawar’s resignation citing personal reasons
We had formed the government only after the whole of the NCP came to us in the form of letters submitted to us, he added.Mr. Fadnavis said the BJP will now sit in the Opposition. He also claimed the “only agenda” of the Sena-NCP-Congress combine was the lust of power.“The Common Minimum Programme was put together by the three parties just to keep the BJP out of power,” he said, adding that the government will bury under its own complications.Also Read Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at a press conference in Mumbai on Tuesday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned on November 26, barely 80 hours after taking oath for the second time, the move necessitated by his deputy Ajit Pawar’s resignation citing “personal reasons”. Mr. Fadnavis handed over his resignation to Governor B.S. Koshyari in the afternoon. “Fadnavis called on the governor and tendered his resignation,” said a statement from Raj Bhavan. “The Assembly results had given a clear mandate to BJP with 105 seats. This mandate was ours. We had won in 70% of the seats contested as compared to Sena which had won only 45% of the seats it contested,” he said.Mr. Fadnavis said he formed the government only after NCP leader Ajit Pawar was willing to join hands with the BJP. “We believed that the entire NCP was coming with us,” he said.Also Read Watch | Fadnavis’ Second CM Stint Among India’s Shortest Conduct Maharashtra floor test on Nov. 27, Supreme Court tells Governor Fadnavis’ second CM stint among India’s shortestVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:4901:49 | Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre Devendra Fadnavis’ three-day stint as Chief Minister one of the shortest Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Mr. Fadnavis said his Mr. Ajit Pawar had tendered his resignation earlier in the day.“After Mr. Pawar’s resignation we don’t have the majority. We will not do any horse-trading,” Mr. Fadnavis said, adding that he would be meeting Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari to submit his resignation.Blaming the Shiv Sena again for playing the “number game”, Mr. Fadnavis reiterated that there had been no agreement with the BJP’s former ally on the Chief Minister’s post.