Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari’s letter calling for a special session of the state assembly following the rape and murder of a woman in Mumbai’s Sakinaka, Maharashtra Chief Minster Uddhav Thackeray wrote a harsh reply to him.
The CM in his letter has written saying Koshyari should request the Centre to call a session of parliament to discuss issues concerning the safety of women and growing attacks on them in BJP-ruled states including Uttarakhand, the home state of Koshyari.
This never-ending scuffle between Maharashtra Governor and CM frequently hit the headlines. Governor Koshyari’s gesture is translated as BJP’s motive and he is been accused of carrying BJP’s agenda.
Upset with the ill political Propaganda, the Former Governor of Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik told Afternoon Voice, “This is an appalling situation, governors are appointed by political parties but they are for the state and public welfare.”
Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said, “In fact, the MVA ministers are disrespecting the institution of the governor because they want to hide their failures. Recently when Governor routinely forwarded a letter by women MLA’s demanding a special session to discuss strict laws against rape and victimisation of women the chief minister office has given a very political reply which shows only the immaturity of the CMO. It’s a standard process to forward such letters to CM for consideration.”
“This Governor was a CM of Uttarakhand. He mentions he is a lifelong RSS Karyakarta. Even if you are a political appointee, you should not go partial with any political thinking. Since you are a constitutional authority, you are not to continue political bias; opposing the democratic norms of this Nation. You will be questioned, if you are not impartial to the constitutional body and taking only asides perspective,” Priyanka Chaturvedi, Shiv Sena, Rajya Sabha member.
Vinod Tawde, a BJP leader from Maharashtra, “I feel Governor is a medium to convey the people’s concerns to the Chief Minister. This is like a failed pupil complaining about his teacher about his deeds. Or reading his mark sheet. The ruling party is trying to hide its failures. Maharashtra people are meeting Governor with various grievances against the state government, that is what honourable Governor is conveying CM.”
Kalidas Kolambkar, MLA BJP said, “When a leader has no basic IQ how one can make him understand the role of the governor? They are so non-understanding leaders and have no empathy for people. I am not all interested in such politics.”
Ramdas Athawale, Central Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment told Afternoon Voice that the “Shiv Sena leaders are making insensible allegations. Governor is not only of the BJP. He works on legislative etiquettes. If he says that there should be an Assembly session on Women’s Safety, CM cannot say to call on the Parliament House for a special session. Such blame on Raj Bhavan is an attempt to malign then without looking at his image.”
Anil Galgali, RTI activist said, “The Governor is the dignified designation in State Governance. This is very serious if anyone is alleging him by making undue comments. What the governor wrote is a very grave issue, Women and Children’s problems should be discussed and handled on priority by the state government.”
Nishant Verma, a Political Analyst said, “Yes, Honble Guv, is an old Imp individual of RSS, who was instrumental in bringing the learning of Mai Zedong from China to India thru official learning sessions of RSS at CPC school. One of the learning is to appoint unchallenged authorities who work for the King. This is now well Implemented and he takes orders from BJP higher-ups, although he is not an isolated case of such sorts. This is against the Values of a Constitutional Position, however, we can only wish a change of government at Center to bring reforms in, for the Prestige of a Governor Post.”
Senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said, “BJP is very clear in its stand. Those who do not understand the Constitutional rights and amendments have no right to get in the blame game. Such things are happening for the first time in Maharashtra’s political history that the Governor is dishonoured and humiliated on various occasions. His notices are miscommunicated and undue remarks are passed. Governor is the one who proclaims the Ministerial Oaths of your Cabinets. They are absent and unavailable for his meetings. They themselves declared their Party as the party of Goondas. The constitutional head is alleged and attacked by the ruling government.”
Abu Azmi, MLA from Samajwadi Party said, “Governor belongs to no political party. It is the highest constitutional Chair. Yet this Governor of Maharashtra is acting like a BJP Party man. I personally feel that the Chief Justice should remove such Governor posts. No state needs governors, this is a waste of public funds. If Governor and President work as a mediator of all sorts to their affiliations, then they are no less than a middleman.”