Maharashtra Govt collapses, CM Uddhav Thackeray resigns

Mumbai ( Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray tendered his resignation, putting a seal on the collapse of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), on Wednesday evening. The resignation came after the Supreme Court retained Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s decision to face the floor test on Thursday. Addressing on Facebook immediately after the Supreme Court announced its decision, Thackeray stated that he is tendering resignation as the Chief Minister and also as legislator but before that he chaired the last cabinet meeting.Thackeray, in an emotional speech, thanked Nationalist Congress Party and the Congress party for supporting him during his tenure as CM.

Referring to deployment of huge police force and CRPF posse, he appealed to his supporters to maintain peace and let the defectors enjoy their sins of ditching founder of Shiv Sena Balasaheb Thackeray and his son (Uddhav).They reaped benefits of the party, which allowed a small worker to become a leader, cheated the party for personal benefits. Thackeray said that he is not interested in any post and does not want to play the game of headcount and thus announced his resignation. “It is unfortunate that only headcount matters in the game of democracy and not the work,” he added. (HS)