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Will give Maharashtra Guv plane for return if he asks for it: CM Rawat

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will be given a plane by the Uttarakhand government to return to Mumbai if he desires so, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said on Friday.

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Trivendra Singh Rawat | Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat SIngh Koshiyari
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat SIngh Koshiyari

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari will be given a plane by the Uttarakhand government to return to if he desires so, Chief Minister said on Friday.

The statement came a day after the governor was forced to deboard a Maharashtra government aircraft at the airport.

Terming the treatment meted out to Koshyari at the airport by the Maharashtra government as "misuse of power", Rawat said,"A governor is not an individual but the constitutional head of a state and representative of the President. Respect should be shown to his office as per the conventions in a democracy.

"He (Koshyari) will be given a state plane by the Uttarakhand government to return to Mumbai if he asks for it," Rawat said.

Koshyari had to deboard a Maharashtra government aircraft after sitting in it for about 20 minutes on Thursday when he was told there was no permission for the flight.

He was coming to Dehradun on way to Mussoorie to attend an official function.

Subsequently, Koshyari, a former chief minister of Uttarakhand and one of the senior most BJP leaders from the state, came to Dehradun in a scheduled commercial flight.

Condemning the way Koshyari was treated by the Maharashtra government, state BJP president Bansidhar Bhagat said, "It was shameful on part of the Maharashtra government to treat him like this. It shows how little it cares for democratic norms.

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First Published: Fri, February 12 2021. 22:19 IST
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