Thackeray resigns, BJP to assume power in Maharashtra

With Thackeray’s resignation, the week-long political impasse in Maharashtra that started with a revolt in the Shiv Sena seems to have ended.

The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), of which the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are parts, has also crumbled after a two-and-a-half-year stint.

The BJP is once again set to assume power in the state with Fadnavis as the CM.

Thackeray, in a Facebook Live, said that he was not interested in playing the numbers game and that he was hurt by the rebellion in his party.

He also announced that he would quit as a member of the state Legislative Council.He was accompanied by his sons, Aaditya and Tejas, to the Raj Bhawan to hand over his resignation to Governor BS Koshyari.

Asserting he would be back in the Shiv Sena Bhawan, Thackeray said, “I had come (to power) in an unexpected manner and I am going out in a similar fashion. I am not going away forever…and I will once again sit in Shiv Sena Bhavan. I will gather all my people. I am resigning as the CM and as an MLC.”