Maharashtra AG quits after mooting separate Marathwada state

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Two days after he mooted the creation of a separate state of Marathwada October kicking up a major political controversy, Maharashtra’s Advocate General Shrihari Aney quit the post here on Tuesday morning.

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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