State health minister Deepak Sawant resigns

Sawant handed over his resignation to CM and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray

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On June 4, 2018, state health minister Deepak Sawant submitted his resignation to Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Why did Sawant resign?

It is believed that Sawant resigned because Shiv Sena did not nominate him but Vilas Potnis to contest the next Maharashtra legislative council (MLC) election from the seat. Sawant is a legislator from Graduate constituency, Maharashtra.

When is the election?

The election for the MLC seat of Graduate constituency will take place on June 25, 2018, and counting will be done on June 28, 2018.

Resignation put on hold

For now, the CM Fadnavis has put Sawant's resignation on hold and has asked him to attend cabinet meeting as his term is ending next month.

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