The BJP high command was watching the entire incident live on TV in Delhi when Devendra Fadnavis, who was struck by the shock of Ajit Pawar and the political acumen of Sharad Pawar, announced that he was going to the governor to submit his resignation. Hours earlier, PM Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP Executive Chairman JP Nadda had a meeting at the PM's office in Parliament House.
Sources say that after this meeting, which took place after the Supreme Court's decision on the floor test, the situation was such that the leaders had to consider the resignation of Fadnavis. At the same time, BJP leaders believe that they had no hope of such political developments but they knew that 'anything is possible'.
It is not enough for the BJP high command to slip from power in a big state and the country's financial capital. This is the second major blow to the party's image in the last 18 months. In fact, in Karnataka, CM BS Yeddyurappa had to resign only three days after taking oath because he did not have enough strength. However, whatever happened in Maharashtra, the office of the President and the Prime Minister also came under wraps. Explain that the President's rule in Maharashtra was lifted in the early hours by using the special authority given to the Prime Minister and in the morning, the path of Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar's swearing was cleared.
Some BJP leaders believe that perhaps BJP was in 'over confidence' in this matter. Until last Thursday, when Uddhav Thackeray was carrying on his talks with NCP and Congress, the BJP leadership was confident that the Shiv Sena would not break ties with the ideologically similar BJP. The Shiv Sena was publicly marking the BJP, but BJP leaders felt that it was an attempt to “re-establish Matoshree's ineffectual dominance and a visit by the BJP's top leadership at Thackeray's residence to end the impasse” Will give. '
Leaders of both parties felt that it was not possible for the Shiv Sena to break with the BJP and go with the other party. At least three senior party leaders admitted that the political developments in Maharashtra have not only damaged the 'party's image, but have also shocked the party's credibility and PM's image. At the same time, it indicated that the BJP is an incumbent party. 'Three days ago, the step which the BJP strategists described as' masterstroke' has now proved to be a wound for the party. A BJP MP admitted that people had sympathy for the BJP in Maharashtra after Shiv Sena broke relations and went with rival parties. However, everything that happened since Saturday ended this sympathy completely. According to the MP, the party has emerged as the biggest loser.