Panaji: Congress party in Goa has condemned the statement of Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari over Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Congress’ Goa Spokesman Amarnath Panjikar on Saturday late evening said that it was stupidity of the Maharashtra Governor to compare Shivaji Maharaj with Savarkar and Nitin Gadkari.
“We @INCGoa strongly condemn the statements of Maharashtra Governor #BhagatSinghKoshyari and @BJP4India Spokesperson @SudhanshuTiwari for insulting Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Chhatrapati was a Greatest Brave Warrior, Stupidity to compare him with coward Savarkar and @nitin_gadkari,” Panjikar tweeted.
Koshyari on Saturday said Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was an icon of “olden days” even as he referred to B R Ambedkar and Union minister Nitin Gadkari while talking about “icons” in the state, drawing criticism from NCP.
Governor Koshyari made the remarks after conferring D.Litt degrees on Mr Gadkari, a senior BJP leader, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar at an event held in Aurangabad.