- Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister after SC refused to stay floor test
- Uddhav said he came in a dramatic way and was exiting in a similar style
- Uddhav said he was not interested in the number game and resigned ahead of the floor test
Maharashtra Crisis: Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday announced his resignation from the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister soon after Supreme Court refused to stay tomorrow's floor test in the assembly.
Uddhav Thackeray announced his resignation in a Facebook LIVE address. "I am resigning as the Chief Minister," Uddhav Thackeray said.
He also announced his resignation from the MLC post too.
Addressing via Facebook LIVE after the Supreme Court setback, Uddhav Thackeray said, "I had come (to power) in an unexpected manner and I am going out in a similar fashion. I am not going away forever, I will be here, and I will once again sit in Shiv Sena Bhawan. I will gather all my people. I am resigning as the CM & as an MLC."
"I want to express my gratitude to the people of NCP and Congress that they supported me. From Shiv Sena, Anil Parab, Subhash Desai and Aaditya Thackeray, these people were only present when the proposal was passed while NCP & Cong people also supported the proposal," he said.
"I am satisfied that we have officially renamed Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar and Osmanabad to Dharashiv - the cities named by Balasaheb Thackeray," Uddhav said in a Facebook LIVE statement.
Soon after his social media address to the people, Uddhav Thackeray drove down to Raj Bhavan and tendered his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari late on Wednesday.
Thackeray was himself driving the vehicle and accompanied by his wife Rashmi, and ex-Minister son Aditya Thackeray.
Soon afterwards, he returned to his residence 'Matoshri' in Bandra East with Shiv Sainiks raising slogans in his suport at several places en route.
Earlier, vacation bench of Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala of the Supreme Court said it was "not staying the floor test as convened by the Governor" but "tomorrow's proceeding will depend on the final outcome of this petition.
The Shiv Sena had challenged before the apex court Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's order to the Assembly secretary to schedule a floor test on Thursday morning.