New Delhi: Following the order of Supreme Court of India which gave green signal for the floor for tomorrow at 11 am, Uddhav Thackeray in his address to the people resigned form his post as Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Addressing the people virtually, Thackeray said he will also resign as the member of legislative council. “In a democracy, heads are counted to show numbers. I am not interested in that. Tomorrow, they will say that they have brought down Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray’s son,” he said.
Thackeray also thanked Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar for being by the Shiv Sena’s side.
“While taking a decision on renaming Aurangabad, the NCP and Congress did not oppose it. But what I feel bad is that only four Shiv Sena Ministers were present. Others we all know where they are.”
“The Supreme Court has given the verdict on the floor test. I want to thank the governor who upheld the democracy by asking us to hold a floor test in 24 hours after a delegation met them.”
In a direct reference to MLAs whose rebellion, led by Eknath Shinde overthrown his government, Thackeray said.,”Who are you angry with me? Congress or NCP? Rather than going to Surat and speaking up you should have come to me at Matoshree. I still respect your feelings.”