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Maha Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari - a man of controversies | India News

Maha Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari – a person of controversies | Information

Mumbai, Jan 23 (PTI) Here’s a have a look at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s statements that triggered controversy, resulting in the announcement by Raj Bhavan on Monday that he desires to give up the publish.

Addressing a gathering in November final yr, Koshyari mentioned Chhatrapati Shivaji was an ‘icon of olden instances’ and personalities like Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar to Nitin Gadkari had been the trendy icons of the state. “Shivaji is an icon of the previous period; I’m speaking in regards to the new period. One can find (icons) proper right here. From Dr Ambedkar to Nitin Gadkari, you will see that them right here,” Koshyari had mentioned. 

In July final yr, Koshyari mentioned Mumbai wouldn’t stay the monetary capital of the nation if Gujaratis and Marwaris had been faraway from the town. His comment drew criticism from a number of opposition events, with former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray saying it’s time to present him the well-known Kolhapuri chappal. 

Whereas inaugurating new buildings of the Mumbai College, the Maharashtra Governor had urged the varsity vice-chancellor to call the brand new worldwide college students’ hostel after freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. 

Throughout a programme in Aurangabad in March final yr, Koshyari mentioned “Samarth Ramdas was the ‘guru’ of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.” Many maharajas and chakravartis (emperors) had been born on this land. “However who would have requested about Chandragupta had there not been Chanakya. Who would have requested about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had there not been Samarth (Ramdas),”mentioned Koshyari. 

A video of Koshyari went viral in March final yr through which he’s seen mocking the kid marriage of social activists Jyotirao Phule and Savitribai Phule. Savitribai received married on the age of 10 to Jyotirao, who was then 13. 

“Now think about, what would the boy and woman have been doing after marriage. What would they’ve been pondering?” the Governor had mentioned.

Uddhav Thackeray, when he was Maharashtra chief minister, accused Koshyari of being overactive, and identified that the Governor had not crammed 12 vacant seats within the state Legislative Council regardless of the state authorities’s suggestion. 

In November 2019, Koshyari administered oath of workplace to Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister in a shock early morning swearing-in ceremony, amid BJP-Shiv Sena tussle over the CM’s publish.

The previous Uttarakhand chief minister mentioned he wish to spend the rest of his life in studying, writing and different actions.

“Through the current go to of the Hon’ble Prime Minister to Mumbai, I’ve conveyed to him my want to be discharged of all political obligations and to spend the rest of my life in studying, writing and different actions. I’ve all the time acquired the love and affection from the Hon’ble Prime Minister and I hope to obtain the identical on this regard,” an announcement from the Raj Bhavan mentioned.

PM Modi was in Mumbai on January 19 to inaugurate and lay the inspiration stone for a number of infrastructure tasks.

“It was an absolute honour and privilege for me to function the Rajya Sevak or Rajyapal of an incredible State like Maharashtra, the land of Saints, Social reformers and valiant fighters,” Koshyari added.

Koshyari, 81, took cost because the Maharashtra governor in September 2019.

When the Uddhav Thakeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi was in energy, he had a number of run-ins with the federal government on a variety of points together with the appointment of 12 members to the state legislative council from the gubernatorial quota, which he by no means permitted. The MVA had accused him of appearing in a partisan method.

The most recent controversy surrounding Koshyari was about his remarks on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj whom he described because the “icon of olden instances”. The remarks triggered protests from the Opposition events demanding that he be sacked.

Following the row, Koshyari wrote to Union Residence Minister Amit Shah stating he would by no means think about even in his dream insulting icons like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Not new to controversy, Governor Koshyari had mentioned Mumbai wouldn’t stay the monetary capital of the nation if folks belonging to the Rajasthani and Gujarati communities determined to depart.

His comment drew criticism from a number of opposition occasion leaders with former CM Uddhav Thackeray saying it’s time to present him the well-known Kolhapuri chappal and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut asking CM Eknath Shinde to sentence the Governor.

Amid the political deadlock created after the 2019 Meeting elections when Shiv Sena severed ties with BJP, Koshyari administered the oath to Devendra Fadnavis because the chief minister for the second time and NCP chief Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM.

Nonetheless, the Fadnavis-Pawar authorities lasted for under 80 hours, paving the way in which for the Maha Vikas Aghadi experiment whereby Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress joined palms to kind a coalition authorities.

Koshyari’s comment that Samarth Ramdas was the guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had additionally induced a furore.

Amid a political disaster triggered by Shiv Sena chief Eknath Shinde’s rebel final June, Koshyari ordered a flooring take a look at of then Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA authorities.

Nonetheless, Thackeray resigned because the chief minister on June 29, shortly after the Supreme Court docket refused to remain Koshyari’s route to his authorities to take a flooring take a look at within the Meeting.

Koshyari administered the oath to Eknath Shinde, who headed the Shiv Sena faction, and Bharatiya Janata Social gathering chief Devendra Fadnavis because the chief minister and deputy CM, respectively, on June 30.