Mumbai won’t have money and cease to be financial capital if Gujaratis, Rajasthanis removed: Maharashtra governor | India News – Times of India


MUMBAI: The governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Saturday said that there will be no money left in Mumbai and that it would lose its status as the nation’s financial capital if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis were removed from the city.
The governor was criticised by Congress for his remark, and they demanded an apology from him.
Speaking at an event in Mumbai, Koshyari said, “I tell people here that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are removed from Maharashtra, especially Mumbai and Thane, you will have no money and Mumbai will not be a financial capital.”

He said this over the naming ceremony for a chowk in Mumbai’s western district of Andheri.
According to a press release from the Raj Bhavan, Koshyari praised the Gujarati and Rajasthani populations’ contributions to building Mumbai the nation’s financial capital.
The governor said that the Rajasthani-Marwari community is present throughout the nation as well as in places like Nepal and Mauritius.
“Wherever members of this community go, they not only do business, but also do acts of philanthropy by creating schools, hospitals,” he said.

State Congress spokesman Atul Londhe slammed the governor over his remarks, saying that they smack of his hatred for the state. He also demanded an apology from the governor.
While Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole criticised Koshyari for his comments saying that, “We condemn the remarks made by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. He should apologise to the public. He should be removed from his position with immediate effect.”

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