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Chavan quits as Maharashtra CM

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Mumbai, Sep 26:

A day after the NCP broke its alliance with the Congress in Maharashtra and withdrew from the government, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Friday submitted his resignation.

Prithviraj Chavan
Prithviraj Chavan

“After the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ministers quit last night, the Congress-led Democratic Front government was reduced to a minority. Accordingly in the best democratic traditions, the CM decided to submit his resignation,” a top official, declining to be identified, told IANS.

The development followed a meeting between Chavan and Governor C.V. Rao Friday morning.

The stage is now set for either imposing President’s Rule or asking Chavan to continue as caretaker chief minister till the elections scheduled for Oct 15.

(IANS)