Devendra Fadnavis Resigns As Maharashtra Chief Minister

New Delhi: Devendra Fadnavis resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Friday with no sign of a new government and his BJP and its ally Shiv Sena no closer to forming one together. Mr Fadnavis met with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to hand in his resignation hours before the midnight deadline for government formation.

Maharashtra is likely to come under President’s rule with the term of the state assembly ending tomorrow.

The BJP and Shiv Sena failed to resolve a feud that began hours after they won a clear majority in last month’s Maharashtra election.

On October 24, the day of the results, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray sought to remind the BJP of a “50:50” power-sharing arrangement including chief ministership for the Sena for two-and-a-half years of the five-year term