Uddhav Thackeray resigns as Maharashtra CM ahead of floor test

Thackeray has said that he will also resign as a member of the legislative assembly. 

On Wednesday, June 29, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray resigned as the chief minister of Maharashtra. The move comes post Supreme Court’s decision to conduct the floor test in the state assembly tomorrow.

“In a democracy, heads are counted to show numbers. I am not interested in that. I don’t want to play these games. Tomorrow, they will say that they have brought down Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray’s son,” said Uddhav Thackeray in his address to the state. Thackeray has said that he will also resign as a member of the legislative assembly.

Shiv Sena’s rebel MLAs had demanded a floor test which was opposed by Uddhav Thackeray and his aides. The ruling group approached the Supreme Court asking for a stay order on the floor test. Supreme Court has turned down the request and has ordered to conduct the floor test on Thursday.

“The Supreme Court has given the verdict on the floor test. I want to thank the governor who upheld the democracy by asking us to hold a floor test in 24 hours after a delegation met them,” said Uddhav Thackeray.