Today, Balasaheb Thorat, a senior Congress leader, officially resigned as the Maharashtra Congress legislative party leader, one day after he had expressed his inability to continue working with Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole, citing his “anger” towards him. According to the sources close to Thorat, the resignation letter was sent on February 2nd, and Thorat is firm in his decision and is unlikely to rescind it.
Balasaheb Thorat’s Statement
Balasaheb Thorat has denied writing any letter to the Congress President before, but said he would comment if he knew the contents. His aide reported to news agency PTI that the former state unit chief and minister had expressed to Kharge that he was not consulted on decisions taken.
This follows the surprising twist of his brother-in-law, Sudhir Tambe, declining to run for Maharashtra Legislative Council elections despite being the official Congress candidate. His son, Satyajit Tambe, ran as an independent and won the election on February 2. As a result, both father and son have been suspended from the party.
See how people reacted on social media platforms after the MLA resigned:
Maharashtra Congress crisis
Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole denies Balasaheb Thorat has resigned
"I have not received any resignation letter "
"BJP’s doors are always open’
":Maharashtra BJP chief on Balasaheb Thorat’s resignation https://t.co/3afbypAAvD
— narne kumar06 (@narne_kumar06) February 7, 2023
Congress faces trouble in Maharashtra as Balasaheb Thorat has quit as leader of Congress legislative party. He has written to party chief seeking action against state president Nana Patole.
— shailesh gaikwad (@shailesh505) February 7, 2023
Balasaheb Thorat said in his letter to Kharge that he had been "humiliated" and that a "vicious campaign" had been launched against him to indicate that he was siding with the BJP. Additionally, Thorat claimed that in Maharashtra, he was not contacted before decisions were made.
— Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (@gchahal) February 7, 2023
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