Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting
Two days after tendering his resignation as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis has started the process of vacating the official residence. Fadnavis, who hails from Nagpur, is looking for a new home in Mumbai. He resigned as Maharashtra CM on Tuesday just four days after swearing in to much commotion. Eventually, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took oath as CM on Thursday.
Fadnavis plans to remain in Mumbai with family
A packers and movers vehicle was spotted outside the CM's official residence, 'Varsha', in the upscale Malabar Hill neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, a police official posted there told PTI. Sources told the news agency that Fadnavis and his family plan to stay in Mumbai. His wife, Amruta, is a senior executive at Axis Bank, while their daughter studies in the metropolis.
Fadnavis likely to be Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra
In the Maharashtra legislative assembly, Fadnavis is expected to become the Leader of Opposition. Fadnavis, who was elected from the Nagpur South West constituency, is the legislature party leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Why did Fadnavis resign as Maharashtra CM?
Fadnavis resigned from as CM after his deputy, Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar, tendered his resignation citing "personal reasons." He admitted that his four-day-old government didn't have the numbers, soon after the Supreme Court ordered a floor test. Pawar had allegedly tricked NCP MLAs into supporting the BJP government. The MLAs later withdrew support and backed the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP alliance instead.
Uddhav becomes first among Thackeray clan to become Maharashtra CM
Two days after Fadnavis's resignation, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray took oath as CM. Thackeray was unanimously nominated by the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP alliance, called the Maha Vikas Aghadi. The Sena chief is the first Maharashtra CM from the Thackeray clan. The Deputy CM will be picked from the NCP while the post of Speaker will go to the Congress Party.
What has happened in Maharashtra since the elections?
To recall, the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance contested last month's Maharashtra elections together, however, the alliance crumbled post the results over debates of power-sharing. President's rule was imposed in the state as no party could prove majority. Thereafter, the Sena-Congress-NCP tried to strike an alliance, however, in a dramatic fashion, Fadnavis was sworn-in as CM with Ajit Pawar as his deputy on November 23.