Maharashtra CM's resignation accepted by Governor

Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and asked him to continue till "alternative arrangements" are made, a statement from the Raj Bhavan said.

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and asked him to continue till "alternative arrangements" are made, a statement from the Raj Bhavan said.

Chavan tendered the resignation yesterday after his government was reduced to a minority as the ally NCP withdrew the support.

"The Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao has accepted the resignation of the Chief Minister submitted to him yesterday and has asked him to continue till alternative arrangements are made," the statement said.

NCP decided to terminate the 15-year-old alliance with Congress as the talks between the two parties for seat-sharing ahead of the October 15 Assembly polls failed.