He submitted his resignation to the Governor of Maharashtra. However he has been asked by the Governor to remain in office as the acting Chief Minister.
Speaking at a press conference after submitting his resignation, Fadnavis addressed the ongoing tussle between the BJP and the Shiv Sena for formation of the Maharashtra government.
Fadnavis’ comments signalled a line being drawn in the sand and it seems unlikely that there will be a continuation of the alliance.
He indirectly slammed Sanjay Raut, saying some people had made slanderous statements from day one.
“We have fought together and after the election initially, Uddhav Thackeray’s PC said that all ways are open to form a government. This kind of mindset is not good for a party who got elected as mandate was given to Mahayuti,” he said.
He added that the 50:50 sharing of seats was never discussed in front of him. He said that no decision was taken in his presence regarding the sharing of the Chief Minister’s post with the Shiv Sena for 2.5 years.”I have never spoke foul against Uddhav Thackeray till date. He did not pick my calls after the results,” Fadnavis said.
He added that the kind of language that is being used by Mahayuti is “unacceptable”.
He called it a “wrong policy” of Shiv Sena to shun the BJP in favour of talk with Congress and the NCP.
The Sena, Fadnavis said, had insulted them and emphasised, that “there won’t be another election” but that “only BJP” will form the government soon.”Give us proof that we are horse trading. We won’t form government by doing horse trading,” he said.