Maharashtra political crisis: After SC bench of Justices Surya Kant and J B Pardiwala refused to interfere with Governor’s direction to Uddhav Thackeray-led SS-NCP-Cong ruling coalition to prove majority in Assmbly on June 30, with voting at 5 pm.
Meanwhile Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray resigns ahead of floor test.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray tendered his resignation, after the Supreme Court refused to give a stay on the floor-test that was to take place tomorrow.
With the resignation of the Chief Minister, the Maha Vikas Aghadi which was lacking the numbers in the legislative assembly has eventually collapsed.
Addressing the people of the state through Facebook Live, Uddhav Thackeray said he also resigns from Legislative Council of which he is the member.
Taking jibe at the rebels like Eknath Shinde and Gulabrao Patil, Uddhav Thackeray said that those who were doing menial jobs rose to ranks in the party and they were made big.
Quoting Ashok Chavan, he said that the Congress leader was of the view that if needed his party would walkout and give support from outside but to persuade the rebel MLAs.
He said he accepts the judgement of the Supreme Court.
“I had come (to power) in an unexpected manner and I am going out in a similar fashion. I am not going away forever, I will be here, and I will once again sit in Shiv Sena Bhawan. I will gather all my people,”Uddhav Thackeray said.
Uddhav Thackeray also thanked NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi.
Meanwhile BJP begins celebrations. Sweets are brought out at Hotel Taj President where BJP MLAs have gathered.