Quoting the governor, Raj Bhavan issued a statement saying that he is confident that people of Maharashtra will display their large heart and forgive him for his recent remarks.
New Delhi: Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday apologised for his remark “Mumbai will have no money if the Gujaratis and Rajasthanis were to leave” remarks, for which he face backlash from various factions. Koshyari made the controversial comments during a function to name a chowk (intersection) in suburban Andheri on Friday evening. During the event, Koshyari had said, “I tell people here that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are removed from Maharashtra, especially from Mumbai and Thane, you will be left with no money and Mumbai will not be a financial capital.”
Quoting the governor, Raj Bhavan issued a statement saying that he is confident that the people of Maharashtra will display their large hearts and forgive him for his recent remarks. Koshyari said he may have committed a mistake while speaking about the contribution of some members of society, during his Andheri speech.
“I expect the citizens of this state would forgive a humble servant of this state by abiding with the teachings of several saints. It was an unintentional error from my side,” Koshyari said.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari apologizes for his "If Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are removed from Maharashtra, especially Mumbai and Thane, no money would be left here…" at an event in Andheri, Mumbai pic.twitter.com/01VipRfbIO
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