Uddhav Thackeray Resigns Ahead Of No-Trust Vote

Uddhav Thackeray resigned as Maharashtra Chief Minister on Wednesday after Supreme Court upheld Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s call for a floor test tomorrow (June 30) amid political turmoil in the state.

In a video address, Thackeray expressed his gratitude to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar for their support.

“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 and Congress people also supported the proposal,” he said.

“Bad luck has struck our government,” he said while announcing his resignation. 

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday accepted Uddhav Thackeray's resignation. Koshyari asked Thackeray to continue as CM until an alternate arrangement is made.