MUMBAI : Amid BJP-Siv Sena attacks and counter attacks, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has submitted his resignation.
The move comes in the wake of the tenure of Maharashtra Assembly getting over on 8 Nov.
"I thank the people of Maharashtra and PM Modi for giving me this opportunity," he told the waiting media after tendering his resignation to Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari.
Both Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackrey addressed separate press conferences on Friday to attack each other.
Post Assembly election results on 24, October, the saffron allies Shiv Sena and BJP, haven't been able to sit together for power alignment.
BJP remains firm on non-sharing of chief ministerial tenure and has decided not be hassled by Sena's adamancy on a 50:50 formula for CMship.
However despite the apparent breakdown, both leaders are cautious to avoid snapping ties.
As continued impasse, the Governor becomes the caretaker until alternatives fall in place.
And amid rumours of Shiv Sena seeking other alliance, the Congress and Sharad-Pawar led NCP have announced their decision to sit in Opposition.