Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday reacted upon the controversy sparked in the state with controversial remarks of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari. He said the governor should have spoken within “ethics of constitution”.
He said, “Governor has his own personal views but we won’t support his statements. Governor’s post is a constitutional post. He must speak under the ethics of the constitution.”
“We will never forget Mumbaikar’s and Marathi people’s contribution to Mumbai,” he added.
The remarks of Governor Koshiyari has upset many political leaders and outfits. The latter have been accusing the governor of “insulting hard working Marathi people”.
Meanwhile, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday also joined the controversy erupted this morning (July 30) with the governor’s comments.
“Now Marathi Manoos is being insulted in Maharashtra itself,” said Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray.
“The Governor is the messenger of the President, he takes the words of the President throughout the country. But if he does the same mistakes then who will take action against him? He has insulted the Marathis and their pride,” he added.
What statement by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari sparked controversy in Maharashtra?
He had said, “If Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are removed from Maharashtra, especially Mumbai and Thane, no money would be left here. Mumbai would not be able to remain the financial capital of the country.”