Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said on Monday that he had conveyed his desire to be discharged of his duties to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Koshyari said he would like to spend the remainder of his life in reading, writing and other activities.
"During the recent visit of the Hon'ble Prime Minister to Mumbai, I have conveyed to him my desire to be discharged of all political responsibilities and to spend the remainder of my life in reading, writing and other activities. I have always received the love and affection from the Hon'ble Prime Minister and I hope to receive the same in this regard,” the Raj Bhavan said in a tweet.
"It was an absolute honour 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. I can never forget the love and affection I have received from the people of Maharashtra during the last little more than three years," it further said in the following tweets.
Modi was in Mumbai on January 19 to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for several infrastructure projects.
Koshyari, a former Uttarakhand chief minister, was appointed the governor of Maharashtra in September 2019. In November last year, he courted controversy after calling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj an "old icon" while addressing a function at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Aurangabad.