Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan resigns from Congress

Mumbai  (| Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Monday resigned from the primary membership of the Congress Party and is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Chavan has addressed a letter to party state president Nana Patole in this regard today and also sent his resignation of MLA membership to state assembly speaker Rahul Narvekar.

In recent years, the Congress party has been set back after set back as many prominent leaders, including Milind Deora, Baba Siddiqui, and Ulhas Patil, left the party and joined the BJP, NCP, NCP and Shinde Shiv Sena. According to sources, Chavan is likely to join the BJP along with some big leaders, including present-day MLAs. With this, political turmoil has intensified across Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis and BJP State President Ashish Shelar have reached the BJP office. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole has left for Delhi.(UNI)