Devendra Fadnavis’ resignation as Maharashtra Chief Minister, which was in quick succession of his deputy Ajit Pawar’s exit from his government, triggered a storm on social media.
While many called the whole episode “BJP’s greatest political setback in years”, others demanded resignations of top BJP leaders.
When SC ordered immediate floor test & closed #BJP window of horse trading then Fadnavis resigned; Moral of Story – “A Lie has no Legs” ; Next -Governor must resign for betraying his duty & acting as “Doorman” of Illegal & Immoral Govt rather than “Guardian” of Constitution
— Jaiveer Shergill (@JaiveerShergill) November 26, 2019
Somehow, the person I feel bad for in this circus, is bechara @Dev_Fadnavis.
Despite all that’s happened, I’ll maintain that he personally, is a good guy who (unfortunately for him & for Maharashtra) is voluntarily beholden to some horrific & unscrupulous forces.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) November 26, 2019
As was evident since beginning, BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis ji had taken oath without majority numbers. BJP falsely claimed support of NCP MLAs and tried to form a govt in a treacherous manner, in connivance with the Governor. Now their entire power grabbing plan has fallen through.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 26, 2019
Dear @Dev_Fadnavis ji, people of Maharashtra gave you the mandate by making BJP the single largest party. Unfortunately few people refused to accept this fact. I am sure you will continue to serve the people of Maharashtra with renewed vigour.#Maharashtra
— Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) November 26, 2019
The #Maharashtra political & legal battle must continue in the SC. The Court must ask hon @PMOIndia how did @narendramodi ji use his Emergency Powers to Revoke President’s Rule& the Home Ministry notifiy at 5.47 am & Governor carried on, the Swearing in Ceremony early morning
— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) November 26, 2019
Our Constitution will not be defeated by fear & intimidation, by communalists & dividers. Our Constitution has stood the test of time & will continue to do so in spite of this govt’s attempts at undermining it. pic.twitter.com/AOM1kxWmxT
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 26, 2019
The Maharashtra Congress tweeted, “Finally the Democracy wins over DEMO-Currency! Satymev Jayate.. Jai Maharashtra”.
In his signing off address, Fadnavis said BJP will become the voice of the people as a responsible opposition. ‘We won’t indulge in horse-trading,’ he clarified.
“Ajit Pawar gave me his resignation. BJP had decided from the first day we will not indulge in horse-trading. We only decided to form government because NCP was with us. Since he has resigned, I will also resign,” Fadnavis told reporters.
Ajit Pawar hadn’t assumed charge officially. He also skipped the Chief Minister’s first meeting last evening and an event for 26/11 martyrs this morning amid reports of “homecoming”.
The former chief minister also accused the Shiv Sena of betraying the voters and said, “The BJP had the people’s mandate. We tried to form a government according to the people’s mandate but the Shiv Sena realised it was a numbers game.”
— India Legal Bureau