Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, in his first reaction after resigning from the Congress party, announced on Monday, February 12, that he is yet to finalize his future course of action. Amid speculation about a possible switch to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Chavan intriguingly remarked, “I will let you know in 48 hours.”
Addressing media personnel, Chavan confirmed his resignation from the Maharashtra assembly as an MLA. “I have resigned from the Assembly membership as an MLA. I have given my resignation to the Speaker. I have resigned from the Congress Working Committee and Congress primary membership. I have not decided to join any party. I will clear my stand on joining a party after two days,” he stated.
Responding to queries about the support he commands within the legislature, Chavan asserted, “I have not had a word with a single MLA of the Congress party. I have no such intention.” When asked if he had communicated with Rahul Gandhi, Chavan seemingly indicated in the negative.
Chavan’s ambiguous stance has fueled speculation about his political future, with many anticipating a potential entry into the BJP fold. His decision, awaited eagerly by political observers, is expected to have significant implications for Maharashtra’s political landscape.
As Chavan deliberates his next move, the political arena remains abuzz with conjecture, underscoring the fluidity of party dynamics and the potential for unexpected shifts in alliances. With just 48 hours until Chavan’s anticipated announcement, all eyes are on the former CM as Maharashtra braces for further political upheaval.