Will say the right thing at the right time: Fadnavis on Ajit Pawar

Will say the right thing at the right time: Fadnavis on Ajit Pawar
Ajit Pawar backed the BJP to form government in the state but resigned merely three days later, effectively resulting in the collapse of the Devendra Fadnavis-led government (Representational Image)

Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday refused to comment on NCP leader Ajit Pawar and his decision to resign as the Deputy Chief Minister, thereby resulting in the collapse of the BJP-led government in the state.

“I will say the right thing at the right time, don’t worry,” Fadnavis told reporters when asked about Ajit Pawar, who took oath as Deputy CM alongside Fadnavis and later resigned from the post after the Supreme Court mandated a floor test yesterday.

Fadnavis resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Tuesday afternoon, merely three days after he took oath last week.

Hours later Fadnavis’ resignation, the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress leaders combined met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and staked claim to form the government in Maharashtra.

The three parties have unanimously backed Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as their Chief Ministerial candidate. He will be sworn in CM on Thursday evening at Shivaji Park in Dadar, the place where his party holds traditional Dussehra rally each year.

Meanwhile, Fadnavis and other newly-elected members of the 14th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly took the oath of office at Vidhan Bhavan earlier today. The oath was administered by Protem Speaker and BJP leader Kalidas Kolambkar.

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