Sharad Pawar, head of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), on Thursday criticized Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari over his recent statement about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, saying he has “crossed all boundaries”.
The former Union minister also said that “such people” should not be given crucial posts.
Koshyari had said at an event in Aurangabad last week that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was an icon of “old days”.
Speaking to reporters here, Pawar said, “When I heard his comments about Shiv Chhatrapati…now he has crossed all boundaries. He did praise Shivaji Maharaj yesterday, but that’s a late realization.’
The post of governor represents an institution and to preserve the dignity of that post, we have previously refrained from commenting against Koshyari, the NCP’s supremo added.
Koshyari is on a 2-day Delhi tour from Thursday.
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