‘I have told PM Modi that…’, said Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari

Maharashtra Governor News: Bhagat Singh Koshyari has expressed his desire to step down from the post of Governor of Maharashtra. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said that, "I conveyed to the PM my desire to be relieved of all political responsibilities." This information has been shared by the Raj Bhavan through a press release on Monday (January 23). The Governor said that he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Modi) about his desire to step down from political responsibilities.

The statement issued by the Raj Bhavan said, "Governor Koshyari has expressed his desire to spend the rest of his life in reading, writing and other leisurely activities." Koshyari said in a statement to the media, "It was a matter of absolute honor and privilege for me to serve as a Rajya Sevak or Governor of a great state like Maharashtra – the land of saints, social reformers and brave fighters." 

"Got a lot of love from the people of Maharashtra"

In the statement, the Governor said that I can never forget the love and affection received from the people of Maharashtra during the last more than three years. I have always received love and affection from the Honorable Prime Minister. Let us tell you that the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been in discussion regarding many statements. He has also been accused by the opposition of being biased. 

There was a controversy over the statement made on Chhatrapati Shivaji

Recently he had given a statement regarding Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. After which many leaders of the state government along with the opposition criticized him. Actually, Governor Koshyari had said in November last year that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj "old days" K’s icon. Talking about icons in the state, he mentioned Babasaheb Ambedkar and Union minister Nitin Gadkari. 

He had said, “Earlier when you were asked who is your icon, the answer was ‘Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi’.” You need not look any further in Maharashtra as there are icons galore. While Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is old fashioned, Ambedkar and Nitin Gadkari are. 

There was an uproar over the statement made on Mumbai

Even before this there was an uproar regarding a statement of Bhagat Singh Koshyari. In July 2022, he had said that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis were removed from Maharashtra, then Mumbai would lose its status of being the economic capital of the country. All parties reacted strongly to his comment. He later issued an apology saying that he may have made a mistake in appreciating the contribution of certain communities to the development of Mumbai.

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