Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari controversial comments today triggers political storm. Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray accuses him of “dividing” Hindus.
During a speech yesterday, the Maharashtra governor said, “If Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are removed from Maharashtra, especially Mumbai and Thane, no money would be left here,”. He also adds that Mumbai would not be able to remain the financial capital of the country.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde clarifies that these were the Governor’s personal comments and he did not support them.
“We don’t agree with Mr Koshyari’s view (on Mumbai). It’s his personal view. He has now issued a clarification. He occupies a constitutional post and should take care that his actions are not insulting to others.” he said, adding that, “the Marathi community’s hard work has contributed to the development and progress of Mumbai. It is an important city with immense potential. Despite people from all over the country making it their home, Marathi people have preserved their identity and pride and it shouldn’t be insulted”.
“The government should decide whether to send him back home or to prison,” Thackeray.
“The Governor is the messenger of the President, he takes the words of the President throughout the country. But if he does the same mistakes then who will take action against him? He has insulted the Marathis and their pride,” Thackeray adds.
While addressing the press conference Thackeray said, “The hatred that the governor harbours in his mind against Marathi people has inadvertently come out.” Thackeray also demanded that the Governor tender an apology to the Marathi people.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut condemned the remarks saying that the Governor had insulted the hard-working Marathi people. “Soon after the BJP-sponsored Chief Minister came to power, the Marathi man is getting insulted,” Raut tweeted in Marathi.
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