Mumbai: State Forest Minister and Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Rathod resigned after the Pooja Chavan case came to light and was criticized by the opposition. The opposing party has alleged that Sanjay Rathod had an affair with Pooja Chavan and established a physical relationship with her The Opposition also alleged that Sanjay Rathod miscarried Pooja Chavan. He handed over his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at his Varsha residence on Sunday.
After that, even the CM had replied to the opposition saying that Rathore's resignation was not to frame. However, Rathore's resignation has not yet reached the governor. So now what happened to the resignation?s still in the pocket of the Chief Minister ? How is Rathore still a minister? Such questions are beginning to appear.
Pooja Chavan from Beed had committed suicide by jumping from the third floor in Pune. Alleging that Forest Minister Sanjay Rathore was involved in the case, the BJP had demanded his resignation and action. BJP had warned not to continue the convention. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had ordered Sanjay Rathore to resign as there was a possibility of controversy from the opposition over the Pooja Chavan case.
On Sunday (February 28), Sanjay Rathore met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's wife at Varsha's residence and tendered his resignation. After Rathore's resignation, the Chief Minister had made it clear that action would be taken on his resignation. Uddhav Thackeray had said, "I did not resign to make him a freak." However, two-three days after his resignation, Sanjay Rathore remains the minister. Sanjay Rathore's resignation has not yet been sent to the Governor. Therefore, Rathore is still legally a minister. On the other hand, the question now arises as to what happened to Rathore's resignation.
Resigned only after receiving the report?
Daily Graph News sources have revealed that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray may keep Sanjay Rathore's resignation to himself till the end of the month. The Pooja Chavan case is currently under investigation. According to the report, Rathore has been accused in the case and after receiving the report, Rathore could be given back the ministry post or he could be given another account. At the same time, sources in the Raj Bhavan have reported that Sanjay Rathore's resignation has not reached the Governor.