‘Maharashtra Guv Called To Delhi, Think They Will Replace Him’: BJP MP On Shivaji Remarks Row

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been called to Delhi in connection with his recent comments about Shivaji Maharaj.

“I think they will replace him & they should replace him. He is creating disharmony among people at large. This is not going to stop unless a solution is provided,” BJP MP Chhatrapati Udayanraje Bhosale said over Koshyari’s two-day visit to the national capital, news agency ANI reported.

Koshyari said last week that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a symbol of the “olden days” during a gathering in Aurangabad.

Following the remark, Bhosale, a Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ancestor, wrote to President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other officials to urge that Koshyari be removed from his position since the remark didn’t reflect the attitude of the country.

“The statements made by the governor and the spokesperson of BP are very contradictory to the beliefs of the nation it would only be appropriate if you could take measures to remove Hon. Governor of Maharashtra. Your actions and deliberations in resolving this current standoff would go miles in restoring the confidence of the people of Maharashtra and the nation, that you stand in solidarity with the people’s belief and faith in Chh. Shivaji Maharaj. Thanking you,” read the letter.

The Maharashtra Governor had previously made “objectionable statements” about Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, MP Bhonsle also emphasised.

Additionally, the NCP and the Shiv Sena group led by Uddhav Thackeray criticised him for his remarks.

Speaking on Koshyari’s statement, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar said: “When I heard his comments about Shiv Chhatrapati…now he has crossed all the limits. He did praise Shivaji Maharaj yesterday, but it is a late realisation. I think the President and the Prime Minister should take a decision (about Koshyari). Such people should not be given crucial posts.”

The position of governor symbolises an institution, and we did not remark on Koshyari previously to respect the dignity of that position, the NCP supremo continued.

(With Inputs From Agencies)

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