New Delhi: Soon after Devendra Fadnavis tendered his resignation from the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra, sources said that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is likely to be sworn-in as the chief minister of Maharashtra on Wednesday.
Sources also said that Jayant Patil and Balasaheb Thorat are likely to become the deputy chief ministers of the state.
Reiterating its previous demand, Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said that the Shiv Sena chief and the leader of the alliance trio should be invited to take oath as the chief minister of the state as soon as possible.
“We demand that Uddhav Thackeray be invited to form the government in Maharashtra immediately,” Prithviraj Chavan told PTI.
Earlier in the day, holding a press conference, Fadnavis announced his resignation from the post of chief minister in Maharashtra. Later he reached Raj Bhawan to submit his letter of resignation to Governor BS Koshyari.
Prior to this, Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar also tendered his resignation from this post after the Supreme Court ordered to have a floor test on Wednesday for al parties to prove their majority and to form a fresh government in the state.
A three-judge bench of the apex court, earlier in the day, passed the order to conduct a floor test on Wednesday evening while hearing on a joint petition of the NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena trio against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s decision to administer oath to Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day held a crucial meeting with Amit Shah and JP Nadda after the Supreme Court passed the order to hold a floor test in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday.
The leaders in the meeting are believed to have talked about the next course of action in the political situation of Maharashtra
The development comes after the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance expressed confidence of having a majority in the 288-member assembly and said Devendra Fadnavis government does not have the requisite number to prove the majority in the House during the floor test.