Mumbai: Union Minister and Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant announced on Monday that he is going to resign from Narendra Modi cabinet later today.
“Shiv Sena is on the side of Truth. In such atmosphere why I should be in the central government. I am giving resignation from my ministerial post. I will hold a press conference today at 11 am for the same,” he tweeted in Marathi.
शिवसेनेची बाजू सत्याची आहे. अशा खोट्या वातावरणात दिल्लीतील सरकार मध्ये तरी का रहायचे?
आणि म्हणूनच मी केंद्रीय मंत्री पदाचा राजीनामा देत आहे. या संदर्भात आज सकाळी ११.०० वा. दिल्ली येथे मी पत्रकार परिषद (Press Conference) घेणार आहे.
— Arvind Sawant (@AGSawant) November 11, 2019
BJP has confirmed that it would not be forming government in Maharashtra due to its troubled relations with its ally Shiv Sena that turned bitter after Assembly polls. BJP denied the demand of Shiv Sena who had asked for the chief ministerial post, even after BJP had turned out to be the single largest party in Maharashtra.