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Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned

Sep 27, 2014 14:14 IST

Prithviraj Chavan on 26 September 2014 resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra after his government was reduced to a minority. Chavan submitted his resignation to governor of the state C Vidyasagar Rao.

His resignation came in the backdrop of withdrawal of the support of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that supported Congress for the last 15 years. NCP withdrew its support from Congress on 25 September 2014 on the issue of Seat sharing for Vidhan Sabha elections that is supposed to happen in next three weeks.
About Prithviraj Chavan
• Pritviraj a representative of Indian National Congress was the 22nd Chief Minister of Maharashtra
• He has served as the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions
• He has been a General Secretary of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC), in-charge of many states, including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh
• He is a graduate of Birla Institute of Technology and Science and University of California in mechanical engineering
• He has worked in the field of aircraft instrumentation and designing audio recorders for anti-submarine warfare in the US after which he returned to India and become an entrepreneur in 1974
• Prithviraj Chavan was born on 17 March 1946 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh


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