Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has resigned even before the floor test in the House. He announced his resignation after the Supreme Court’s decision. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced his resignation as Chief Minister after the Supreme Court on Thursday (June 30, 2022) refused to stay the floor test to be held in the Assembly on the orders of the Governor. Now the government in Maharashtra seems to be changed.
The Supreme Court had also allowed tainted minister Nawab Malik of MVA (Maha Vikas Aghadi) alliance and former minister Anil Deshmukh to participate in the floor test, but despite this only 16 MLAs of Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena are with them. The Supreme Court had said that both of them can be brought back to judicial custody after voting in the assembly. He was ordered to be in the custody of the ED for commuting.
Uddhav Thackeray said in his address that he is satisfied with the decision of his government to change the name of Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar and Osmanabad to Dharashiv. During this, he thanked Sonia Gandhi and Sharad Pawar. Also expressed grief over the fact that only 4 ministers were with him in the last cabinet meeting. He said that Balasaheb Thackeray made people big, but after becoming big, he forgot Balasaheb.
Uddhav Thackeray said that Shiv Sena has completed 50 years in which rickshaw pullers and simple people were promoted in the party. While respecting the Supreme Court’s decision, he said that thanks to the people of NCP and Congress who supported him. He advised them to come back and discuss face to face, saying that there was no complaint from the rebel MLAs. He appealed to the Shiv Sainiks not to stop the rebel MLAs coming back.
He also said that he should not play this floor test game.