Conveyed to PM my wish to be relieved of all political responsibilities: Maharashtra Governor

23 January, 2023 | Pragati Singh

maharashtra National

Governor Koshyari stated his willingness to resign as the state's constitutional leader in a series of tweets.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari stated on Monday that he has informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his request to be relieved of his duties. Governor Koshyari stated his willingness to resign as the state’s constitutional leader in a series of tweets.

“During the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Mumbai, I have 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 love and affection from the Prime Minister and I hope to receive the same in this regard,” tweeted Raj Bhavan

“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. I can never forget the love and affection I have received from the people of Maharashtra during the last little more than three years,” Raj Bhavan said.

Earlier this month, Koshyari stated at an event that he has been dissatisfied since becoming Governor and believes he is not in the appropriate place.
He claims that only when ‘Sannyasis’ visit the Raj Bhavan does he feel pleased and in the appropriate location.

In September 2019, Koshyari was named Governor of Maharashtra. He sparked outrage in November when he referred to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as a “old icon” during a speech at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad.

His words on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a renowned figure in Maharashtra, provoked anger.