Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has conveyed his desire of stepping down to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Raj Bhavan had issued a statement which read that the Maharashtra Governor had wished to bow out of his role as Maharashtra’s Governor and wished to spend the remainder of his life in reading, writing and other leisurely activities.
Koshiyari also announced his intention to the people through his Twitter handle in which he wrote and said that during the recent visit by the PM Modi he translated his wishes of stepping down from all political responsibilities and hoped to spend his life in reading, writing and other activities. He also showed gratitude for the love and affection he received during his tenure from the people of Maharashtra in the last three years.
Koshiyari in his Tweet had also said that he had gotten the support of the Prime Minister and hoped to get the same sort of support for his decision to step down from his responsibilities.
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Koshiyari’s wish to bow out of the governor’s office comes ahead of the Municipal Body elections due in Mumbai.
About Maharashtra’s Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari’s tenure has been mired in a lot of controversies as opposition parties called him biased and whatnot. In November last year, Koshiyari called the Maratha emperor Shivaji as an icon of olden days and urged the people to look for icons in other renowned names. His remarks on Savitribai and Jyotirao Phule also were mired in controversy and criticism by many.
Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra had also alleged Koshiyar of being overactive at one one occasion and being complacent during on other occasions. Former CM Uddhav Thackeray had also highlighted how Koshiyari didn’t fill the 12 Vacant seats in the state assembly.
The Maharashtra Governor also received a lot of criticism and attack for swearing in Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar early morning during the BJP clash with Shiv Sena.