The Maharashtra Governor has time to meet Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, but not the thousands of “kisan brothers” who have assembled in Mumbai in huge numbers from all over the state, Nationalist Congress Party Sharad Pawar said here on Monday.
Slamming Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari – without taking his name – Pawar said that the farmers were planning to go to Raj Bhavan to submit a memorandum to him after today’s rally at Azad Maidan.
“However, now I am told he (Governor) has gone away to Goa… We have never had such a Governor in the state’s entire history… He has time to meet Kangana, but our Kisan brothers who have come here from all over the state…” Pawar said sharply while addressing a huge farmers’ rally at Azad Maidan.
The NCP strongman said it was the “moral duty” of the Governor to at least remain and receive the people of the state who are the ‘annadaata’ (food-givers), but he did even show the courtesy to remain in Raj Bhavan to accept their memorandum.
Pawar’s acidic remarks came after he was informed that the Governor is not in the state and has reportedly gone to Goa, putting a question mark on the plans of the Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha leaders to submit the memorandum.