Buzz grows around Captain Amarinder Singh becoming the next Maharashtra Governor
Chandigarh: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is likely to be made the new Governor of Maharashtra. A few days after Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had expressed his desire to step down from his post, this kind of news is coming to the fore.
Former Punjab chief Amarinder Singh left the Congress in 2021 and founded the Punjab Lok Congress Party. In September 2022, he merged his party with BJP. Now it is being told that he may be the new Governor of Maharashtra. However, a person close to Amarinder Singh has said that no official information has been received yet.
Koshyari, a former BJP veteran, had said in a statement that he had conveyed his desire to step down to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was on a recent visit to Mumbai. However, no official statement has come on this yet.
Koshyari, who took over as governor in September 2019, was accused by the then Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government. The coalition government had been repeatedly demanding his removal. He has also been criticized by opposition parties for allegedly desecrating statues of Maharashtra and distorting history.
Maharashtra Governor Koshyari has said to quit
The current Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has been in controversies for some time now. Last week, he had said that he had expressed his desire to step down during his meeting with Prime Minister Modi. After this, the appointment of the new governor in Maharashtra is believed to be fixed. Captain Amarinder, retired from the army, has merged his party Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) with the BJP.
The name was also mentioned for the Vice President, then the captain was ill.
Captain Amarinder Singh’s name also came up for discussion for the post of Vice President. However, later the BJP made Jagdeep Dhankhar, the governor of West Bengal, its candidate. At that time Captain was undergoing treatment abroad. Till then the Captain had kept his party separate as well.
Succeeded in defeating Congress in Punjab
Three months before the Punjab assembly elections, the Congress had removed Captain from the post of Chief Minister. Captain left Congress and joined hands with BJP. Captain could not directly show any charisma in the election. BJP also could not win more seats. The Captain himself lost the election from Patiala, but the BJP managed to oust the Congress from power in Punjab.