Rathod's resignation letter was forwarded from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) to the Raj Bhavan at 4 pm on Thursday, the statement added.
Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly and BJP leader Pravin Darekar said the BJP expects some more drama in a few days over Rathod's resignation.
Mocking the BJP, which has been vocal about the need for Rathod to resign or be sacked, Raut asked how many ministers resigned in BJP-ruled states when confronted with such cases.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that Oppositions should not make politics over the resignation of Sanjay Rathod.
The BJP leader also urged the police to work in a free and fair manner in this case and provide justice to the woman's family.
Rathod made the announcement after submitting his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who is also the president of his Shiv Sena party.
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Chitra Wagh, vice president of state BJP, was vocal on the issue of Rathod's alleged link to the woman's death, and therefore her husband was targeted, the party claimed.
The opposition BJP has been demanding the resignation of Shiv Sena leader and forest minister Sanjay Rathod whose name has been linked to the case.
The opposition party has been demanding the resignation of Rathod, a Shiv Sena leader from Yavatmal, since his name was linked to the death of a 23-year-old woman in Pune.
Sanjay Rathod, facing allegations in connection with a young woman's death in Pune, had come in for criticism for the gathering at Poharadevi Temple on Tuesday.
Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik gave this information after the meeting that was held at the Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai.
Pawar said he spoke to Sanjay Rathod, who is also the guardian minister of Yavatmal, on Thursday about the COVID-19 situation in the district located in the state's Vidarbha region.
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