Maharashtra AG quits after mooting separate Marathwada state

Mumbai: Two days after he mooted the creation of a separate state of Marathwada kicking up a major political controversy, Maharashtra's Advocate General Shrihari Aney quit the post here on Tuesday morning.

Advocate General of Maharashtra Shreehari Aney today called on the State Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai and tendered his resignation

Aney met Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao at Raj Bhavan and handed over his resignation letter, official sources said.

Aney last October succeded Sunil Manohar, who had served for seven months.

Earlier, Aney had been embroiled in a similar controversy after he suggested a referendum in Vidarbha as a prelude to creating a separate state.

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