India, Nov. 8 -- Political allies BJP and Shiv Sena's tussle over chief ministerial post was out in the open on Friday evening as both parties delivered scathing remarks in the wake of alliance to form the 19th state government.

BJP stalwart in Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis resigned from the post of chief minister on Friday evening. Fadnavis submitted his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan. Minutes after tendering his resignation, Fadnavis said that the governor has asked him to be the acting chief minister in Maharashtra. His statements were countered by Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut who has explicitly mentioned that Shiv Sena can form the government with a chief minister candidate from their party.

Fadnavis, who sta...