Koshyari said in a statement, “I must have made some mistake in praising the contribution of certain communities in the development of Mumbai at a public function on July 29. Not only Maharashtra, everyone has a special contribution in the development of the country.”
He said that he is confident that the people of Maharashtra will display their big hearts and forgive him for his statements.
“I hope the citizens of this state will forgive a humble servant of this state by following the teachings of many saints. It was an unintentional mistake on my part,” Koshyari said,
Governor BS Koshyari’s remark at a function that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis were kept out of Mumbai, there would be no money left in Mumbai and it would no longer be the financial capital of India, sparked a political fire in Maharashtra.
The governor drew criticism from across the political spectrum and was forced to clarify that his remarks were misunderstood.
Breaking party lines, leaders of rival Shiv Sena factions, BJP, CongressNCP and MNS criticized and expressed their disapproval, CM Eknath Shinde said that Koshyari should have spoken more responsibly, former CM Uddhav Thackeray asked Koshyari to show “Kolhapuri chappals” and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis said that No one can reduce the contribution. of Marathi ‘Manus’.