India, Nov. 8 -- 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.

Devendra Fadnavis will be the acting chief minister until the new government is formed in the state.Fadnavis, who started his address by thanking people for their constant support in the last five years, took a shot at Shiv Sena by saying that the 50-50 formula was never discussed.

"I state categorically that no decision was reached in my presence on the 2.5 years sharing of the chief minister's post,...