Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Nana Patole on Thursday resigned from his post and handed over his resignation to Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal. He resigned after a tenure of nearly 14 months in the august post.
The development comes ahead of 58-year-old Patole's likely appointment as the new President of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee, according to party sources.
Patole, was initially a Congress leader, however, in 2014 he joined the BJP as he was elected as an MP from Bhandara-Gondia constituency.
Nana Patole once again switched sides and returned to the Congress and was made Speaker in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government led by Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress.