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Not aware of the 2.5 year deal with Shiv Sena on CM post: Devendra Fadnavis minutes…

BJP stalwart in Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis resigned from the post of chief minister on Friday evening. Fadnavis submitted his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan. Minutes after tendering his resignation, Fadnavis said that the governor has asked him to be the acting chief minister in Maharashtra.


• “I met the governor and submitted my resignation. It has been accepted. For the last five years, I had an opportunity to serve the people of Maharashtra and I am thankful for that.”: Devendra Fadnavis

• “I state categorically that no decision was reached in my presence on the 2.5 years sharing of the chief minister’s post”: Devendra Fadnavis

• “Uddhavji did not take my calls. We did not stop discussions. They stopped talking to us. It’s possible that they were upset and wanted some time to discuss things with us. But, it is unfortunate that at the same time, Sena was talking to Congress and NCP, often twice or thrice in a day.”: Devendra Fadnavis

• Statements made by people around Sena leadership has worsened the situation: Devendra Fadnavis

• “I can understand if the Opposition criticises us, but Shiv Sena being in the government saying things about us, is not acceptable”: Devendra Fadnavis

• “If we have to stay together and if Shiv Sena wants to continue criticising Prime Minister Modi, then even we have questions”: Devendra Fadnavis

• “We are hurt with the remarks made against our leader PM Narendra Modi.”: Devendra Fadnavis

• “The governor has asked me to continue as acting chief minister until a new government is formed or an alternative arrangement is announced.”: Devendra Fadnavis

• “This is disrespecting the mandate given by the people of Maharashtra. We cannot create an environment to go in for another election.”: Devendra Fadnavis

• “There are statements by certain leaders saying BJP is trying to buy MLAs. These are all false.”: Devendra Fadnavis

• “I am hurt that despite the mandate, we could not form the government so far.”: Devendra Fadnavis

• “We will not resort to horse trading to form the government.”: Devendra Fadnavis

Source: HindustanTimes