Congress requests the President fire Koshyari in response to Maha governor's proposed resignation

Congress requests the President fire Koshyari in response to Maha governor's proposed resignation

On Monday, the Congress asked that the President remove Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who has declared a willingness to resign, and prevent him from doing so, while the Shiv Sena (UBT) faction responded, stating "better late than never."

Members of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), the Congress and NCP, as well as the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) group, said that Koshyari should have written to the President to be released from all obligations if he thought the office of governor was constitutional and not political.

Koshyari, whose comments about Chhatrapati Shivaji put him in the crosshairs of the opposition and with whom he had a contentious relationship, said on Monday that he had previously indicated his wish to resign to prime minister Narendra Modi.

Nana Patole, the head of the Maharashtra Congress, said that Koshyari's behavior and mindset as governor during the period when MVA was in power (from November 2019 to June 2022) were designed to violate the Constitution.

"Koshyari sent a letter to the Prime Minister rather than the President, to whom the job of governor is related. He should be fired from his position rather than relieved of his duties "Patole informed the press.

He said that Koshyari had converted the Raj Bhavan into a Bharatiya Janata Party office and made offensive remarks against historical figures including Chhatrapati Shivaji, Savitribai Phule, Jyotiba Phule, and Babasaheb Ambedkar.

He said that while the BJP agreed with the governor's viewpoint, the Congress had been pushing for the dismissal of the governor due to his contentious utterances.

"We seek that the governor be dismissed from office from the President. Do not let him to go on his own "Added he.

Koshyari cannot be exonerated of his extra-Constitutional conduct, according to Shiv Sena (UBT) leader and spokesman Arvind Sawant.

In reference to CM Eknath Shinde, Sawant questioned the grounds on which the governor had last June sworn in a "extra-Constitutional" chief minister. Sawant said, "Better late than never."

Clyde Crasto, a spokesman for the NCP, tweeted: "Mr. Bhagat Singh Koshyari, the honorable governor of Maharashtra, is aware that his office is constitutional and not political. If he had believed it, he would have requested in writing that the Hon. President of India release him from all constitutional obligations ".