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Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant resigns from Modi cabinet

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 November 2019, 15:43 IST
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Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant has tendered his resignation as Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises on Monday.


Addressing at a presser the Shiv Sena MP said, "BJP went back from their pre-election promises. It would not have been morally right for me to continue in the Centre, so I have resigned as Union Minister."


Earlier in the day, Sawant announced that he would resign from the Union cabinet later today.


Sawant swore in as Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises after 2019 Lok Sabha elections. His resignation came amid the latest political developments in Maharashtra.

BJP has cleared that it would not be forming government in Maharashtra owing to its relations with its ally Shiv Sena that turned bitter after Assembly polls. Shiv Sena has asked for the chief ministerial post, a demand which was turned down by BJP which is the single largest party in Maharashtra.

The NDA alliance 'Mayayuti' had received an absolute majority in Maharashtra after the BJP won 105 and Shiv Sena bagged 56 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly.


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First published: 11 November 2019, 14:03 IST
 
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