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State AG resigns after controversial remark on Marathwada

The controversy following the remarks of Shreehari Aney backing separate statehood for Marathwada led to his resignation from the Maharashtra’s advocate general.

Aney submitted his resignation to Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday morning.

The remarks had led to chaos in the in the state assembly on Monday with the Shiv Sena, which is part of the government, joining hands with the Opposition in demanding his dismissal. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met Aney on Monday evening at his official residence and reportedly asked him to submit his resignation.



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