After Maha CM resigns, wife praises 'decision and stance'

After Maha CM resigns, wife praises 'decision and stance' (Eds: Adds NCP quote) Mumbai, Nov 8 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief MinisterDevendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta on Friday said she was proud ofhis 'decision and stance' after he tendered his resignationfrom the top post.

'Proud of your decision & stance @Dev_Fadnavis@BJP4India @bjp4mumbai @BJP4Maharashtra,' Amruta Fadnavistweeted.

Earlier in the day, Fadnavis tendered his resignationwhile blaming the ally Shiv Sena for impasse over governmentformation after the Assembly polls.

He maintained the BJP will form the government again.

The NCP, however, said Fadnavis tried to play thevictim card during the press briefing.

'After submitting his resignation to the Governor, thechief minister tried to play victim card, squarely blaming theShiv Sena for the current political impasse in the state,' NCPspokesperson Mahesh Tapase said.

There has been no headway in government formation evena fortnight after Assembly poll results were announced onOctober 24.

The BJP and Shiv Sena are locked in a tussle over theissue of the chief minister's post, resulting in a stalematedespite the Assembly poll results giving the alliance combinedseat strength of 161, way past the 145 majority mark in the288-member House.

In the polls, the BJP won 105 seats, Shiv Sena-56,NCP-54 and the Congress won 44 seats. PTI ENMBNM BNM