Maha Guv could have been restrained in choice of words to Uddhav: Amit Shah


NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah on a Saturday frowned upon Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s ‘secular’ jibe against chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, saying he should have been restrained in choice of the words he used in the letter.
“I have gone through the letter. He has made a passing reference. However, I also feel that he should have been more restrained in the choice of his words,’ Shah said in a TV interview.
Shah had been asked about the letter Koshyari wrote to Thackeray objecting to the continuing closure of places of worship in Maharashtra when the state government had allowed commercial establishments to open.
In the interview with CNN News 18, Shah said the Maharashtra government’s handling of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death created room for misgivings and suspicion. Responding to a question, he said the state government could have nipped the controversy by handing over the matter to CBI right at the outset. “After all, doubts were being raised from the very first day,” he said.
Asked about the controversy leading to a Bihar versus Maharashtra fight, he said it was the SC which assigned the case to CBI, adding that he did not know how the sudden death of the promising talent from Bihar was going to play out in elections.
He further said there should be a fair and neutral probe in any such case. “It is not just true of the Sushant Singh case, all instances of unnatural death should be probed carefully and with sensitivity,” he added.
Asked about drug use, Shah said it’s a menace that should be eliminated as fast as possible. “In the last 18-24 months, several decisions have been taken to curb the problem. I assure you that under Modiji’s leadership it’s going to be very difficult for people who want to spread drugs. We are making some infrastructural changes and you’ll see changes in coming days. As far as Bollywood is concerned, it’s not wise to connect it to one sector,” he said.


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