Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today accepted the resignation of Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod who had tendered his resignation over his alleged connection with Pooja Chavan 'suicide' case.
The minister had tendered his resignation on the eve of the State’s budget session on 28th February. The resignation was immediately accepted by CM Uddhav Thackeray.
CM Thackeray had said the investigation into the matter was a must, that no matter who it was, a fair and just inquiry had to be conducted and the person responsible, no matter how big or influential, would not be spared. However, without naming the BJP, Thackeray noted that there was a concerted attempt to impress upon the government what the direction of the inquiry should be, he added.
Legislative Affairs Minister Anil Parab read out Rathod’s resignation letter. Further, Parab had also read out a two-page letter submitted by Pooja Chavan’s parents, who had expressed faith and confidence in Thackeray and the investigation machinery.