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Fadnavis, Shinde to reach Raj Bhavan at 3.30pm to stake claim to form govt

MUMBAI: The political crisis in Maharashtra, which entered the second week, came to an end with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray quitting as the state's chief minister on Wednesday night.

Thackeray submitted his resignation to governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Koshyari accepted his resignation but asked the Shiv Sena president to continue as the chief minister till an alternate arrangement is made.

Thackeray's resignation came a day before the floor test.

However, Maharashtra assembly secretary Rajendra Bhagwat on Thursday informed all state MLAs that as per the Governor's orders, that the special session that was supposed to happen during the day will not be convened.

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde will reach Raj Bhavan at 3.30pm on Thursday to stake claim to form the Maharashtra government. 


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