The issue of crime against women in the state of Maharashtra led to a war of letters between Maharashtra Governor B S. Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Amid this, the Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) president Chandrakant Patil stated that the Chief Minister should respect the post of the governor.
Recently, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had written a letter to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray asking him to hold a special session of the State Assembly against the recent Sakinaka rape and murder case after which the Chief Minister hit back to him in a letter and stated that the Governor should urge the Centre to call a session of Parliament to discuss regarding the issues which concern the safety of women and the growing attacks on them.
In the letter written by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, he alleged the Governor by giving figures of crimes done against women where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) included the state of Uttarakhand which is the home state of Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. And further, the Chief Minister stated that directives like these from the Governor would generate new controversies and they are damaging the democratic parliamentary procedures.
“The constitutional post of the Governor should be respected by the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Before pointing out to other states the Chief Minister should be paying focus to his state and improve the situation rising here,” stated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Chandrakant Patil.