In a scathing assault on Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Uddhav Thackeray urged the Centre to take again the Amazon parcel which they’ve despatched in type of the Governor.
Threatening to carry protests throughout the state if the Governor shouldn’t be faraway from his submit, Thackeray stated, “Take this pattern again or ship him to outdated age residence. Such a slip of tongue can not occur each time. Central govt ought to perceive that Maharashtra received’t quietly sit down,”.
Shivaji Maharaj, an Icon of the Olden Days
This comes within the aftermath of the contemporary controversy stoked by Koshyari on November 19 when he referred to as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj an ‘outdated idol’.
Addressing a perform at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada College in Aurangabad on Saturday, the Maharashtra governor stated, “Earlier, if you have been requested who your icon is, the solutions could be Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Mahatma Gandhi. In Maharashtra, you needn’t look elsewhere (as) there are such a lot of icons right here. Whereas Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is an icon of the olden days, now there are BR Ambedkar and Nitin Gadkari,”.
Governor’s Comment Attracts Sena’s Fury
The governor’s comment on the Maratha warrior nonetheless didn’t go down nicely with particularly the Sena leaders who condemned the governor’s assertion saying he’s identified to disrespect nice leaders.
“Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj shouldn’t be solely our deity however our supply of inspiration. He’ll all the time be the idol for all of us,” Anand Dubey, a spokesman for the Uddhav Sena stated in an announcement.
Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Gaikwad of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s faction on Monday additionally demanded that Koshyari be shifted out of the state.
“The governor ought to perceive that the beliefs of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by no means age and he can’t be in comparison with every other nice individual on this planet. My request to BJP leaders on the Centre is that an individual who doesn’t know the historical past of the state and the way it features, be despatched some place else,” the MLA stated.
The feelings of Sena leaders have been additionally shared by BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale, a descendent of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who slammed Koshyari and social gathering colleague Sudhanshu Trivedi for his or her alleged objectionable remarks in regards to the iconic Seventeenth-century king.
“Once I heard the governor’s assertion about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, I couldn’t perceive what was the premise of such an announcement,” Bhosale stated, including the king fought for justice and to free individuals from slavery when all different rulers had accepted Mughal suzerainty.
As well as, he additionally wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded Koshyari’s removing from the submit.
Within the letter to Modi, Bhosale stated the prime minister’s go to to Raigad Fort and unveiling of the brand new naval flag which options Shivaji Maharaj’s seal proved his “dedication” in direction of the long-lasting king.
“…however it will even be acceptable to take away the Hon Governor of Maharashtra as his statements appear very contradictory to the dedication you maintain in direction of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,” the letter learn.
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