Governor Koshyari paid tribute to the martyrs of 26/11 by wearing slippers, Congress criticized

Mumbai: The Congress on Saturday hit out at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for not taking off his slippers while paying homage to the martyrs of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Koshyari and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde paid floral tributes at the martyr’s memorial in the premises of the Police Commissioner’s office in South Mumbai.

Meanwhile, the Raj Bhavan said that a senior police officer had told the governor that it was not necessary to remove slippers or shoes at such places. The statement said it was “mischievous and malicious” to say that the governor insulted the police martyrs by paying floral tributes wearing sandals.

Taking to Twitter, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) general secretary and spokesperson Sachin Sawant said that it is Indian culture to take off slippers while paying homage and certainly the culture of Maharashtra as well. Sawant tweeted, “The governor repeatedly disrespects Maharashtra, its culture and symbols.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde should have reminded them to take off their chappals and show respect to the martyrs of the terror attacks. Told the symbol of days.

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Congress and the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) criticized the governor and demanded his removal from office, leading to protests across the state.

The Raj Bhavan said in a statement, “When the Governor left for the Police Commissioner’s Office in Mumbai today to pay floral tributes at the Police Martyr’s Memorial, a senior police officer categorically told the Governor that it is not necessary to remove slippers or shoes at such a place.” Is.”

Arti Raturi

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