Maharashtra celebrates its formation on May 1. The day, however, brought controversy over a remark made on a cap revealing the battle for power in the state and also pointing out the symbol of pride in Uttarakhand.
Mumbai: The entire globe celebrates May 1 as International Labour Day every year. However, many are unaware that the May 1 is also celebrated as 'Maharashtra Day'.
Also known as Maharashtra Diwas or Maharashtra Din, it marks the day the state was formed after the enactment of the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960.
On May 1, 1960, the Government of India divided the Bombay State into two states under the 'Bombay Reorganization Act 1960' namely Maharashtra and Gujarat.
People send messages, quotes and wishes to their friends and families to celebrate the spirit of the statehood on the day.
However, a vital cultural symbol of Uttarakhand became the centre of a war of words between Congress and BJP earlier today (May 1) over a comment by Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant.
Sawant made his comments on the cap worn by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari against the backdrop of the political drama unfolding in the state surrounding chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat strongly reacted to comments from the Congress spokesperson, underlining his pride in the cultural symbol, the cap — which is treasured in Garhwal and Kumaon regions of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand.
It all began when Sawant commented on Koshyari's cap in a post on Twitter.
This is what he seemed to say in the post in Marathi: If his excellency the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari thinks after removing his cap, then he will certainly realise his responsibility and appoint Uddhav Thackeray to the legislative council. This cap, though, is coming in the way of his constitutional responsibility.
Uttarakhand chief minister Rawat cornered Congress on the comments calling them abhadra (indecent).
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Last Updated May 1, 2020, 4:23 PM IST