Maharashtra political crisis: Uddhav resigns after SC greenlights floor test, Fadnavis set to be CM again | India News

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MUMBAI: After nine days of intense political turmoil, the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra collapsed late on Wednesday evening. Uddhav Thackeray resigned as chief minister of the three-party Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress (MVA) coalition minutes after the Supreme Court ruled that the floor test in the Maharashtra assembly would go ahead on Thursday.

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With the floor test no longer necessary after Thackeray’s resignation, governor B S Koshyari will soon invite leader of opposition, BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis, for formation of the new government. Fadnavis will return for his third term as CM, while Shiv Sena’s rebel leader Eknath Shinde, who walked away with 39 out of the party’s 55 MLAs, will likely be the deputy CM. At least a dozen of Shinde’s supporters are likely to be accommodated in the Fadnavis cabinet, sources said.
Fadnavis told TOI, “We are in the process of staking claim…

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