Politics has intensified on the statement of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. During a program, Koshyari said that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are expelled from Mumbai and especially Thane, then there will be no money left in Maharashtra. First of all, listen to the complete statement of the Governor of Maharashtra, on which there is an uproar.
In the video, Governor Koshyari says,
Sometimes I tell people here that brother in Maharashtra, especially in Mumbai and Thane, throw out Gujaratis and drive out Rajasthanis, then you will not have any money left here. This capital, which is called the economic capital, will not be called the economic capital at all.
Koshyari’s statement agitated the parties
Shiv Sena, Congress, MNS have all objected to this statement of the Governor. Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has strongly objected to this statement of Koshyari. According to the news of Hindustan Times, Uddhav said that,
Koshyari has crossed the limit. They should respect the chair in which they are sitting.
Uddhav demanded an apology from the Governor and even said that
‘It should be considered whether he should be sent back or sent to jail’
On behalf of Shiv Sena, party spokesperson Sanjay Raut also made several tweets one after the other. The rough translation of his tweet written in Marathi is as follows.
Local Marathis and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj have started their own as soon as the BJP-backed Chief Minister took over in Maharashtra. The group of people coming out of Shiv Sena, formed in the name of self-respect and pride, are sitting silent even after hearing this, so now CM Shinde should never take the name of Shiv Sena. CM Shinde should at least oppose the Governor. This is an insult to the Marathi working people.
Raut said that this Maharashtra has fought for Hindutva. Not only Shiv Sena, but everyone condemns the Governor’s statement.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray also expressed strong opposition to the Governor’s statement by tweeting, Raj Thackeray said –
“Don’t fool the Marathi man!”
If you don’t know about the history of Maharashtra then don’t talk. The governor is a chair of prestige and respect, so people hesitate to speak against him, but his statements have hurt the sentiments of the people of Maharashtra. Just because Marathi people in Maharashtra have cultivated their mind and land that people from other states are coming here to do business? Will they find such an environment elsewhere? Do not spoil the atmosphere by talking just because someone said something during the election. Why did you say so; We are not so naive to not know this. Don’t forget Marathi people, that’s all I am telling you right now. Jai Maharashtra!
At the same time, Congress and NCP have also condemned the Governor’s statement. Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said,
We condemn the statement of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. He should apologize to the public. He should be removed from his post with immediate effect.
According to the report of Aaj Tak, NCP MLA Amol Mitkari objected and said,
The people of Maharashtra and Mumbai are efficient and capable. We are honest people who eat roti with chutney and feed others.
You have insulted Marathi people. Apologize to Maharashtra as soon as possible .
Maharashtra governor clarified
After all round on the statement, the Governor also clarified on it. They said,
There was no intention to insult the Marathi people by the statement given on Gujaratis and Rajasthanis. That statement was given only to talk about the contribution of Rajasthanis and Gujaratis in the business of the state.
He has further said that Marathi Manush has worked hard to make Maharashtra what it is today, so there is no question of humiliating them or undermining them in any way.
At the same time, BJP distanced itself from this statement of Koshyari. BJP leader Ashish Sellar said on his statement on this issue that we do not agree with the words of the governor.
However, even after the clarification, the political ruckus on the statement made by the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who hails from Uttarakhand, regarding Rajasthanis and Gujaratis in Mumbai, is not taking its name to stop.