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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari tweets:- Conveyed to PM Modi that I want to step down

In a long Twitter thread, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari stated that he made his intention of moving out from Raj Bhavan very clear to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the latter’s recent visit to the State.

 

In an unprecedented move, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the Governor of Maharashtra, expressed his desire to step down from the post of the Constitutional Head and spend the rest of his life by reading, writing and many other such activities. Taking it to Twitter, Koshyari wrote a long thread and stated “It was an absolute honour and privilege for me to serve as the Rajya Sevak or Rajyapal of a great state like Maharashtra – the land of saints, social reformers and valiant fighters.”

 

As per the statement released by Raj Bhavan of Maharashtra, Koshyari said “I can never forget the love and affection I have received from the people of Maharashtra during the last little more than three years. During the recent visit of the Hon’ble Prime Minister to Mumbai, I conveyed to him my desire to be discharged of all political responsibilities and to spend the remainder of my life in reading, writing and other activities. I have always received the love and affection from the Hon’ble Prime Minister and I hope to receive the same in this regard.”

 

The mega development comes two-weeks after Bhagat Singh Koshyari openly stated that the Governor’s Chair had brought only unhappiness to him. The veteran BJP leader made the surprising remark while talking to a delegation of Jain spiritual leaders on 7th January, this year. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, in the recent times, has been into a lot of controversies and all this started since he administered the oath in a secretive manner to Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar at Raj Bhavan after the 2019 state elections.

 

He, since his early days as a Governor of Maharashtra, has always been under scathing attack and criticism from the opposition parties and there were several stances where they also demanded his removal from the Raj Bhawan.

 

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