Rajya Sabha member Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati, 13th descendent of the nice Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, on Wednesday demanded that the state authorities “correct” names of all public institutions bearing the name of his illustrious predecessor. In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati, a nominated Rajya Sabha Member (2016), mentioned that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is revered amongst all the folks of the state.
“However, in latest instances, the style by which his name is referred to has develop into a matter of appreciable debate. Whether it was the latest Amitabh Bachchan incident or the Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad episode, in each situations, the folks had strongly opposed it,” Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati identified.
In order to keep away from this, he instructed a everlasting resolution to Thackeray to “rename” all institutions bearing the name of ‘Shivaji’ with the full expanded model of ‘Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’.
He additionally urged Thackeray to assessment and withdraw the circumstances filed towards the Maratha reservation agitation in 2017-2018 when the group had taken to the streets for their rights.
Some of the accused have been dragged unnecessarily into the circumstances and he had raised the matter with the earlier Bharatiya Janata Party-led authorities, he added.
Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati’s letter got here after the state introduced it might assessment/withdraw circumstances filed by the earlier authorities towards these agitating in Aarey Colony matter and the anti-Nanar protests. The NCP has sought withdrawal of circumstances within the Koregaon-Bhima matter, and others.