cm prithviraj chavan

Ranjit Mahanti

THE Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday submitted his resignation to Governor C Vidyasagar Rao. Chavan was CM from Congress party. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ministers quit last night, the Congress-led Democratic Front government was reduced to a minority.

According to media reports, a day after the NCP broke its alliance with the Congress in state and withdrew from the government, Chavan decided to submit his resignation. Chavan drove down to Raj Bhavan on Friday evening and submitted the resignation of his government to Governor.

Deputy CM resigns

Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar also claimed that he would meet the Governor and submit his resignation. Pawar told that he formally withdraw his party’s support to the state government.

Caretaker government in Maharashtra

As per rule Chavan has been asked to continue in a caretaker capacity or the state will be brought under a brief spell of President’s rule before the Assembly elections are held next month and a new government sworn in.

Alliance with Samajwadi Party

Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday had informed that the Congress will contest the elections along with Mulayam Singh’s Samajwadi Party.

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