Uddhav Thackeray resigns as Maharashtra CM, floor test on Thursday

Uddhav Thackeray resigns as Maharashtra CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Wednesday announced his resignation. He stepped down after announcing his decision on Facebook Live.

The move comes shortly after the Supreme Court ordered it. The court ordered the Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to take a floor test to prove its majority in the Assembly on Thursday.

Thanking his alliance partners Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi for their support he said “What I did (during my tenure) was for Marathi people and Hindutva. There were riots across the country, but Maharashtra was an exception. I would also like to thank my Muslim brethren for listening.”

The apex court on Wednesday ordered the same after a lengthy hearing on a plea by Sunil Prabhu.

It came challenging the Maharashtra Governor’s direction to CM Uddhav to face a trust vote.

In his address to Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray said that he is satisfied that his government has renamed Aurangabbad as Sambhaji Nagar.

It is to be noted here that the rebel MLAs, over the past few days, questioned Shiv Sena’s commitment to Hindutva. It pertains to its decision to dump the BJP for more “secular” allies the Congress and NCP.

When it comes to the floor test scheduled for Thursday, the Mumbai Police beefed up security near Vidhan Bhavan.

Moreover, Police have imposed section 144 banning the assembly of five or more persons.