Uddhav Thackeray resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government minutes after the Supreme Court gave a green signal to the Floor Test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday.
Earlier, the Supreme Court granted interim relief to the rebel camp over the disqualification notice. Eknath Shinde demanded the Uddhav Thackeray-led government prove its majority.
Meanwhile, Uddhav’s son and state minister Aaditya Thakeray asked rebel MLAs if there is no humanity left. He also claimed, “There are two groups of people in Guwahati – there’s a group of 15-16 people who are in touch with us, some of them recently.” On Monday, the Supreme Court had granted interim relief to the rebel camp over the disqualification notice and posted the matter for hearing on July 11. The state government has been plunged into a crisis after Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde revolted against the party and led a rebel group to Guwahati.
Uddhav Thackeray’s resignation has created a political crisis in Maharashtra. Soon after his social media address to the people, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray drove down to Raj Bhavan and tendered his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari late on Wednesday.
Thackeray was himself driving the vehicle and accompanied by his wife Rashmi, and ex-Minister son Aditya Thackeray.
Soon afterward, he returned to his residence ‘Matoshri’ in Bandra East, with Shiv Sainiks raising slogans in his support at several places en route.