New Delhi, Nov 26 : Terming the developments in Maharashtra as a huge setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, AICC General Secretary In-charge KC Venugopal on Tuesday said "this is a big day in the history of Indian Constitution and democracy".
"On the Constitution Day itself, the values of the Constitution and democracy has won. This is a big day in the history of Indian Constitution and democracy," Venugopal said in a statement here, after the resignation of Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar from the posts of Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister posts, respectively.
"We had said that the illegally installed BJP Government in Maharashtra will have to step down in dishonour soon. That has come true. They are shamefully stepping down," he added.
Stating that the Supreme Court's order was a "tight slap on the face of BJP", the Congress leader said "After the Supreme Court verdict, it was clear that the cheap game of BJP would be over.
"It was only a matter of time, when they would resign. I would like to say clearly that it is not the failure of Devendra Fadnavis, it is a huge setback for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah," he added.
Taking on BJP, Mr Venugopal alleged that they had shown deplorable political immorality to grab power at any cost.
"The Prime Minister and BJP leaders were directly involved in this murder of democracy. We fought against this illegal and corrupt political treachery inside Parliament, as well as in the Supreme Court. We were sure about 'Satyameva Jayate'. The truth will always prevail", the Congress leader said.
He further said that it is highly shameful that the Prime Minister and BJP leaders used the office of the President and the Governor to carry out their 'cheap political tactics'.
"The Chief Minister was Sworn-in disgracefully under the cover of darkness. Mr Fadnavis met the Governor at night and consequently, the President's Rule was withdrawn, without having a Cabinet Meeting. The Governor invited Mr Fadnavis, without having any clear clue on the number they have," Mr Venugopal said. (UNI)