Chief Minister of India's richest state Maharashtra resigns

The chief minister of India's western state of Maharashtra, the richest state in the country, resigned late on Wednesday, after a group in his ruling party defected to the opposition.

Published : 29 June 2022, 06:28 PM
Updated : 29 June 2022, 06:28 PM

The resignation of Uddhav Thackeray, head of regional party Shiv Sena, will allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government in the state as the defecting group transferred its allegiance to the BJP.

Maharashtra is the country's second most populous state and home to India's financial capital of Mumbai.

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