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Fadnavis Resignation Hint Tied to Yogi Adityanath, Says Sanjay Raut

Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's talk of resigning amid the BJP's state performance isn't just about Maharashtra; it's a chess move aimed at applying pressure on Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh, claims Shiv Sena UBT leader Sanjay Raut in an exclusive chat with NDTV. Raut suggests that the longevity of the new NDA government is limited, confidently predicting its eventual demise once Narendra Modi assumes office.

"Fadnavis' resignation offer serves to squeeze Yogi. If the BJP faces defeat in Maharashtra under Fadnavis's leadership, it's a blow to Yogi's leadership in Uttar Pradesh as well. That's why Fadnavis is talking resignation," Raut explains, reiterating calls for PM Modi to shoulder responsibility for the BJP's electoral showing.

The BJP's performance in Maharashtra took a hit amid the state's political turmoil, with the verdict swinging in favor of Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar. The BJP's fortunes dipped, with the party managing to win only nine seats compared to its impressive tally in 2019.

However, the blow in Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh was even more significant. The BJP's reduced seat count, down to 33 from 63 in 2019, signals a substantial setback for the Chief Minister, particularly in eastern Uttar Pradesh, considered his stronghold.

With losses mounting in key states and challenges looming, the BJP faces an uphill battle, and the fallout from these elections could have far-reaching implications for the party's future strategies and leadership dynamics.


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