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Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar Quit After 80 Hours in Power

Politics | News18 | November 26, 2019, 4:12 pm
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 In a major political defeat for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday (November 26) quit, hours after Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar also submitted his resignation, barely 80 hours after they were sworn in on November 23 early morning. (Image: Twitter)
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In a major political defeat for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday (November 26) quit, hours after Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar also submitted his resignation, barely 80 hours after they were sworn in on November 23 early morning. (Image: Twitter)

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"Ajit Pawar handed in his resignation to me this morning on personal grounds. So, now we don't have the requisite numbers to continue. Accordingly, I have decided to resign. I shall meet the Governor and submit my resignation today," Fadnavis told a crowded media conference. (Image: PTI)

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 Earlier, BJP received a big jolt in Maharashtra as rebel NCP leader Ajit Pawar quit as Deputy Chief Minister after hectic parleys and persuasion by Sharad Pawar and family, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, adding that this is a
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Earlier, BJP received a big jolt in Maharashtra as rebel NCP leader Ajit Pawar quit as Deputy Chief Minister after hectic parleys and persuasion by Sharad Pawar and family, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, adding that this is a "big victory" for the Maha Vikas Aghadi. (Image: PTI)

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 In a stunning political development, Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari early on Saturday (November 23) administered the oath of office to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis as the new Chief Minister of the state and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar as the new Deputy Chief Minister. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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In a stunning political development, Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari early on Saturday (November 23) administered the oath of office to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis as the new Chief Minister of the state and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar as the new Deputy Chief Minister. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The duo was sworn-in at a function in Raj Bhavan held around 08:00 am, with the presence of a few BJP and NCP leaders and other government officials. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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The duo was sworn-in at a function in Raj Bhavan held around 08:00 am, with the presence of a few BJP and NCP leaders and other government officials. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Soon afterwards, Fadnavis said that the Governor would give them a letter instructing when to prove the new government's majority on the floor of the Assembly. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Soon afterwards, Fadnavis said that the Governor would give them a letter instructing when to prove the new government's majority on the floor of the Assembly. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis shaking hands with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar after the oath-taking ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis shaking hands with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar after the oath-taking ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar shake hands after the oath-taking ceremony outside Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar shake hands after the oath-taking ceremony outside Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari flanked by Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar during the oath-taking ceremony in Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari flanked by Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar during the oath-taking ceremony in Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as the next Maharashtra CM while Governor ​Bhagat Singh Koshyari administers oath-taking ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Devendra Fadnavis taking oath as the next Maharashtra CM while Governor ​Bhagat Singh Koshyari administers oath-taking ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis shaking hands with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar after the oath-taking ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis shaking hands with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar after the oath-taking ceremony. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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