Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari has said that he wants to step down from political responsibilities and has conveyed this to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In this regard, he posted on Twitter, “Recently when Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to Mumbai, I informed him of my desire to quit political responsibilities. I want to use my remaining life for reading and writing. I have been receiving love and compassion from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hope to get it in this case too. For the last 3 years, I have received the love of the people of Maharashtra. I will never forget this,” he said.
80-year-old Bhagat Singh Koshiyari hails from Uttarakhand. He was a member of the BJP and was a member of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on behalf of the party. He was also the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. He was appointed as the Governor of Maharashtra on 5th September 2019.
Since Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray formed the government in Maharashtra along with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, controversies began to arise over Governor Koshiyari. Besides, Koshiyari’s reference to Shivaji Maharaja, the great Hindu icon of Maharashtra, as an old icon caused a lot of controversy. Subsequently, Uddhav Thackeray led protests against the Governor.
In this case, Koshiyari’s announcement that he wants to step down from political responsibilities, including the governorship, has created a stir in Maharashtra politics.