Ramesh Bais new Maharashtra Governor after President accepts BS Koshyari resignation.


BS Koshyari was at the center of a controversy over his comment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. In 2019, Koshyari administered an oath to Devendra Fadnavis as the chief minister and Ajit Pawar as the deputy chief minister before the Maha Vikas Aghadi staked claim

As a result of President Droupadi Murmu accepting Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s resignation, Ramesh Bais, who previously served as the governor of Jharkhand until Sunday’s significant gubernatorial reshuffle, will now serve as the governor of Maharashtra. Despite the recent controversy surrounding Koshyari’s comment on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, his tenure was not any less contentious before Uddhav Thackeray assumed leadership. BS Koshyari, 81, announced his intention to leave the position in January so that he could spend more time reading and writing.

“It was an absolute honor and privilege for me to serve as the Rajya Sevak or Rajyapal of a great state like Maharashtra – the land of saints, social reformers and valiant fighters,” Koshyari said in a statement issued earlier.

As Koshyari offered to step down, there was speculation over who will fill the crucial post in a state that went from the Maha Vikas Aghadi government to the BJP with a faction of Shiv Sena led by Eknath Shinde joining hands with the BJP. Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh’s name was doing the rounds though he confirmed that those were just speculations.

Pressure on BJP over Koshyari’s Shivaji remark

The BJP was cornered over BS Koshyari’s ‘old icon’ comment in which he said: “Earlier when you would be asked who is your icon — Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Mahatma Gandhi used to be the answers. Whereas in Maharashtra, you need not look elsewhere (as) there are so many icons here… while Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is of olden times, there are icons such as Ambedkar and Nitin Gadkari in modern times.” Drawing flak for ‘insulting’ Shivaji Maharaj, Koshyari said he could not even dream of insulting icons like Chhatrapati Shivaji and that his comment taken out of context.

Who is Ramesh Bais? 

Ramesh Bais was serving as the Governor of Jharkhand before the massive reshuffle order.

Ramesh Bais also served as the Governor of Tripura from 2019 to 2021.

He served in the cabinet of Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the union minister of state for environment and forests.

The Madhya Pradesh politician began his political career in civic elections.

Ramesh Bais elected for the first time to Parliament from Raipur in 1989.






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