Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on Monday, 12 february, resigned from the Congress party.
While Chavan is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon, according to sources, he said that he has not yet taken any decision on joining any political party.
“I have resigned as the MLA, as the member of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), and as the member of the Congress party. While I was in Congress, I worked with full honesty. I don’t want to complain about anybody. I have no personal issues with anyone. As long as I was there, I worked with honesty. I have not decided on the future course of action yet. I will reveal my political decision in the next two days,” he said while addressing the media.
Quizzed about reports of getting a Rajya Sabha berth from the BJP, he said: “I do not know about the BJP’s modus operandi. I have not decided to join the BJP yet. As I said, I will reveal my decision in two days.”
“Everything does not need a reason. Since my birth, I have been associated with the Congress. I wanted to weigh other options now, and hence I decided to resign. I don’t want to talk about internal party politics or speak ill about anybody. That is not in my nature,” he said when asked about the reasons behind his resignation.
“If the Congress has given me a lot, I, too, have given a lot to the party,” he said. Chavan also denied reports of any more Congress MLAs quitting the party to follow him.