Maharashtra Guv Bhagat Singh Koshyari Says He Wants to Step Down, ‘Has Conveyed to PM Modi’

Edited By: Pritha Mallick

Last Updated: January 23, 2023, 4:03 p.m

File photo of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. (Image: news18)

Koshyari told Prime Minister Narendra Modi his decision to step down from the Governor’s post and his desire to spend the rest of his life reading and writing

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday announced his resignation from his post. “I have expressed the desire to step down from Governor’s post”, an official release said.

The release further said Koshyari has conveyed his desire to step down and spend the rest of his life reading, writing and other leisurely activities to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the latter’s visit to Mumbai.

In a statement issued by Raj Bhavan, Governor Koshyari said, “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 3 years. During the recent visit of the Hon’ble 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 the love and affection from the Hon’ble Prime Minister and I hope to receive the same in this regard,” Koshyari stated.

Koshyari had offered to resign in November last year according to a statement issued by Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Sanjay Raut during the row over the Governor’s controversial remarks regarding Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji. However, Raj Bhavan had dismissed the statement.

Koshyari took over as the 22nd Governor of Maharashtra on September 9, 2019.

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