The three-day-long developments over becoming the Chief Minister in Maharashtra have culminated with the resignations of the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister. Here BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis could only stay on the CM post for three days. Fadnavis has resigned even before proving his majority in the floor test in the assembly. Since his resignation, there has been discussion about the leaders who have held the post of Chief Minister for the shortest time.
Devendra Fadnavis resigns in three days Nationalist Congress Party’s Legislature Party leader Ajit Pawar was joined by the BJP by giving him the post of Deputy Chief Minister. Later, Devendra Fadnavis did not go ahead with the claim of NCP leader Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray, and Congress’s Ashok Chavan to form the government. Ajit Pawar resigned from the post of Deputy Chief Minister and went back with NCP. After this, BJP leader and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis did not have a majority. He resigned from the post of Chief Minister after the order of floor test was issued by the court.
Like Devendra Fadnavis, three Chief Ministers could run the government for three days, the names of leaders who remained Chief Minister for only three days, Karnataka’s BS Yeddyurappa and Meghalaya’s SC Marak are included. In 2018, the government of BJP leader and state president BS Yeddyurappa, who was the pivot of the political developments in Karnataka, fell in just three days. Similarly, in 1998 in Meghalaya, the government of Congress veteran and the then Chief Minister Salseng Si Marak fell in just 3 days.
UP gave 24-hour CM, Political leader Jagdambika Pal has the unique status of the leader who has been the shortest Chief Minister of India. In 1998, Romesh Bhandari of Uttar Pradesh dismissed the BJP-ruled Kalyan Singh government. After this Jagdambika Pal, who was a Congress leader, was made the Chief Minister. The Supreme Court disqualified 12 MLAs who supported Jagdambika by changing their defection and ordered a composite floor test. Floor test Kalyan Singh got the majority and he became Chief Minister again. In this way, Jagdambika Pal became the first Chief Minister of India who remained in office for only 24 hours.
These leaders were also included in the list, Haryana’s veteran leader Om Prakash Chautala became the Chief Minister for only four days in 1991 and only 5 days in 1990. Apart from this, Bihar’s veteran leader Satish Prasad Singh became the Chief Minister for only 5 days in 1968. In 2007, BS Yediyurappa was the CM of Karnataka for 8 days. The government of Shibu Soren, who was the president of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, fell in just 9 days. Janaki Ramachandra, who became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu in 1998, remained in office for only 23 days. In 1968, BP Mandal could run the government in Bihar for only 31 days. CH Mohammed Koya, who was one of the veteran leaders of Kerala, could only be the Chief Minister for 45 days in 1979.