Mumbai, 12 February (H.S): The resignation of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Shankarrao Chavan from the Congress party has sent shockwaves through the political landscape. Chavan, who has also stepped down as an MLA, submitted his resignation to state Congress President Nana Patole on Monday. This unexpected move has fueled speculation that he may join the rival Bharatiya Janata Party and could even be rewarded with a Rajya Sabha ticket.
The sudden announcement has caused a flurry of political activity, with Chavan meeting with Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar before disappearing from public view. In his resignation letter, he simply wrote 'former' MLA from Bhokar Assembly constituency without providing any explanation for his decision. In response to the developments, Patole rushed to New Delhi to discuss the matter with top party leaders.
A AA AQThe departure of such a prominent figure has left many wondering about the future implications for both the Congress and BJP in Maharashtra.
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