Mumbai: In a setback for the Congress forward of the Lok Sabha elections, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan stop the Congress on Monday amid hypothesis that he’s leaning in direction of the BJP.
In a letter to Congress chief Nana Patole, Chavan (65) mentioned he was resigning as the first member of the grand previous social gathering. He additionally submitted his resignation as MLA earlier than Speaker Rahul Narwekar’s assembly.
Chavan’s exit from the Congress comes days after senior Maharashtra Congress leaders Baba Siddique and Milind Deora stop the social gathering.
Amid rumors that Chavan will be a part of the BJP, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advised reporters, “Aagey aagey dekho hota hai kya (wait and see what occurs”).
Chavan hails from Nanded district in Marathwada area. His father, the late Shankarrao Chavan, was additionally the chief minister of Maharashtra.
Ashok Chavan resigned as chief minister in 2010 over his alleged involvement within the Mumbai housing rip-off. He additionally served as state Congress chief in 2014-2019.
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