Remove Maharashtra Governor For Shivaji Comments, Says Plea In Bombay High Court



A petition has been filed within the Bombay Excessive Court docket looking for the elimination of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari over his latest feedback calling Maratha emperor Shivaji “an icon of the olden days”. It additionally calls for an FIR towards the governor and BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi, who allegedly stated Shivaji had “apologised” to Mughal king Aurangzeb.

The petition by a person named Deepak Dilip Jagdev calls for the court docket ought to direct that “the Governor could possibly be impeached if discovered responsible of treason, or any offence towards the security, safety or integrity of the Union”, and likewise that the Governor be directed “to acquire psychological health/psychological soundness certificates from psychiatrist” until the plea is pending.

Made throughout an occasion in Aurangabad, Mr Koshyari’s remark triggered a political storm in Maharashtra, with activists of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), NCP, Congress, and different organisations staging protests for his ouster.

Mr Koshyari had stated: ”Earlier, if you could be requested who’s your icon, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi was the solutions. In Maharashtra, you needn’t look elsewhere (as) there are such a lot of icons right here. Whereas Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is of olden days, there are BR Ambedkar and Nitin Gadkari.”

Mr Gadkari has since made it a degree to say: “Shivaji Maharaj is our god…We revere him much more than our mother and father.”

And Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of the BJP has stated, “One factor is obvious. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj will stay a hero and idol of Maharashtra and our nation until the solar and the moon exist… Even Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had no doubts about this in his thoughts.” He claimed that Sudhanshu Trivedi “by no means made any assertion that Shivaji Maharaj has apologised”.

However the row has put the BJP in an ungainly place in its five-month-old partnership with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s Sena faction as the BJP’s central authorities has given Mr Koshyari — a celebration veteran and former chief minister of Uttarakhand — the Maharashtra submit. 

An MLA from Chief Minister Shinde’s social gathering, Sanjay Gaikwad, had demanded that Mr Koshyari be moved out of Maharashtra for his remarks.

The Thackeray-controlled Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ has additionally demanded an apology from the Governor. An editorial requested the BJP, which has been protesting towards Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on freedom fighter VD Savarkar, to spell out its stand on Mr Koshyari’s remarks.

“Similar to Rahul Gandhi, Governor’s assertion additionally cannot be referred to as his ‘private opinion’. Folks of Maharashtra even have a ‘private opinion’ that whoever insults Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj must apologise in entrance of the state,” the editorial stated.

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