Hours after the Supreme Court ordered for a floor test to be conducted in the Maharashtra Assembly within 24 hours, the newly sworn-in Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar resigned to their respective posts which came as a shock to mainstream media and political circles. Addressing the media in the announced press conference, the state’s former CM stated that he will meet the Governor and would submit the resignation of his and Ajit Pawar’s. The speculations of the resignations grew from the morning hours as Ajit failed to attend an event to mark the 11th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, this morning, along with CM Fadnavis and Governor Koshyari.
While the sources in the Bharatiya Janata Party too confirmed Ajit Pawar’s resignation hours ahead, this is indeed one of the shocking turn of events that have been taking place in the state’s politics. On this note, a section of political analysts has also started speculating the new CM to be the next in the resignation queue which in no time came true. Seems like the Supreme Court’s verdict left the BJP in splits which is the verge of majority. Close sources also revealed that the high command has an emergency meeting regarding the ‘Maha’ politics and it was heard that instructions were passed to Devendra to resign. With this, Uddhav’s name again came into mainstream media as the potential CM. Since the abrupt swear-in ceremony, the ‘Maha’ alliance was strong with their claim of 162 ministers on their side.