Amruta Fadnavis jumps in to save Governor amid clamor for his ouster

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MUMBAI: Amid a shrill clamor to sack besieged Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, singer Amruta Fadnavis – spouse of Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis rushed to his assist, right here on Friday.

She mentioned that Koshyari is a ‘Marathi manoos’ (Marathi man) at coronary heart whose current utterances on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had been misinterpreted.

Amruta mentioned she is aware of the Governor personally and he genuinely loves the Marathis within the state.

“I have experienced this myself… Though it has happened many a times that he has said something that has been wrongly interpreted” claimed Amruta, talking to the media.

Her protection of Koshyari – who kicked up an enormous row on November 19 along with his statements on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj – got here a day after the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance declared that the Governor has “crossed all limits”.

Barring the ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party, all political events – Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena, and the Opposition Congress, Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena (UBT) – have slammed the Governor and demanded his speedy elimination from the August put up.

Sena (UBT) President and ex-CM Uddhav Thackeray mentioned that the Governor has insulted Maharashtra’s beliefs and icons like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule and Saviti Phule and in addition the individuals of the state.

“After the ‘Minde’ government (referring to Shinde) came to power in the state, it is being continuously insulted and abused, the Governor is slighting ‘Shivraya’. The Center should recall him immediately. People who have no place even in old -age homes are being appointed as Governors,” mentioned Thackeray sharply.

NCP President Sharad Pawar mentioned on Thursday that Koshyari has “now crossed all limits” and urged the President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a name on him.

“The post of Governor represents an institution… To maintain its dignity, we did not speak against the Governor earlier, but now he has crossed all limits. Such people don’t deserve crucial posts like Governor” mentioned Pawar sternly.

The state Congress President Nana Patole and different occasion leaders have additionally demanded the elimination of the Governor for his slur towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

The direct descendants of the legendary Maratha warrior king, Chhatrapati Udayanraje Bhosale and Chhatrapati Sambhajiraje have come down closely on the Governor for his statements on their illustrious ancestor.

Bhosale known as Koshyari ‘third-class’ and has shot off letters to the President, PM and Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding his elimination whereas warning that he would launch an agitation within the state.

Nevertheless, the Governor sought to make amends by praising Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at a operate a few days in the past, however the state leaders will not be satisfied and are agency on his ouster.

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