Uddhav Thackeray also said he would be leaving his Vidhan Parishad membership.
He was the 19th Chief Minister of Maharashtra who served from November 2019 to June 2022.
In his statement, Uddhav Thackeray said, “I am resigning as the Chief Minister. I am not the one to be scared, but rather than spilling blood of the Shiv Sainiks on the streets, I will step down”.
Ahead of tomorrow’s floor test he resigned since it could have ended his tenure involuntarily by a 2/3rd majority.
Critics take a dig at the now former CM Uddhav Thackeray
BJP has begun its celebrations for successfully driving Uddhav Thackeray out of power. Sweets were brought out to Hotel Taj President where BJP MLAs are said to be gathered.
Former Maharashtra CM & BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis along with state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil & other party leaders were seen at Taj President hotel in Mumbai for a legislative meeting. The said leaders shared sweets to “celebrate”.
On the other hand BJP IT department head Amit Malviya took a dig at Uddhav Thackeray with his tweet.
Uddhav Thackeray has not just lost his CMship but also tarnished the legacy of Balasaheb by entering into an unprincipled alliance with the NCP and Congress. But MVA’s collapse is a bigger loss of face for Sharad Pawar, who fancied himself as the architect of this alliance.
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) June 29, 2022
Malviya further said. “Balasaheb Thackeray was a man who could control governments, despite not being in power. On the other hand, his son couldn’t even control his party, despite being in power. What a fall from grace!”.