With Maharashtra Advocate General Shreehari Aney’s statement that Marathwada should be made a separate state sparking furore in the state legislature, a senior BJP minister today said he would probably be asked to resign.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has decided to ask Aney to step down and an announcement is expected tomorrow in the House, the Minister said on condition of anonymity.
“The CM has made up his mind to ask Aney to resign. When the House reassembles tomorrow, the CM is expected to make a formal announcement,” he said.
Senior Shiv Sena Minister Ramdas Kadam, meanwhile, told reporters that ministers from his party would not take part in cabinet meetings and the party would not let the legislature function till Aney was ousted.