Ajit Pawar Targets Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari At PM Modi’s Pune Rally

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Kothrud, 6th March 2022: Ajit Pawar, Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister, indirectly took a dig at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari for making a controversial statement about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule.

He was speaking at a rally in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at MIT College ground in Kothrud, Pune. PM Modi was in Pune for the inauguration of the Pune Metro and other development projects.

Earlier, Koshyari had spoken at an event organised by Samarth Sahitya Parshad in Aurangabad, emphasising the importance of the guru (teacher), using Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Chandragupta Maurya as examples. “What would we have known about Shivaji Maharaj without Samarth Ramdas. Shivaji Maharaj took a vow and appointed Samarth Ramdas as his guru (teacher) to help him achieve his goals. The country’s custom is that whoever obtains a guru (teacher) receives everything (in life). Who would have asked Chandragupta (Maurya) if it hadn’t been for Chanakya, or Shivaji Maharaj if it hadn’t been for Samarth Ramdas? I’m not disparaging Chandragupta or Shivaji; rather, I’m implying that there is a person behind every successful personality”, he had said.

He had also passed comments on Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule.

Speaking at the rally today, Pawar targeted Koshiyari by saying “I want to bring it to the notice of Prime Minister, that in recent times, a few people holding important constitutional positions, are making unnecessary statements. The statements are not acceptable to Maharashtra and its people. We want to take forward the legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and continue doing development without involving politics in it.”