Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended his wishes to people of Maharashtra on Maharashtra Day and Gujarat on the occasion of State Establishment Day

“My best wishes to the brothers and sisters of Maharashtra on the occasion of Maharashtra Day. India is proud of Maharashtra’s significant contribution to the country’s development. I pray for the progress and prosperity of the kingdom in the years to come. Jai Maharashtra!” he said in a tweet.

“Happy State Establishment Day to the people of Gujarat! The people of Gujarat are known for their manhood. Gujaratis have made special contributions in many fields. Gujarat is always on the cusp of new peaks of achievements … Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat!” he said in another tweet for the people of Gujarat.

Gujarat and Maharashtra came after the dilution of Bombay on the linguistic basis after a protest which continued till 1960.

In the same year, the Bombay Reorganization Act was passed by India’s Parliament to divide Bombay into Gujarat and Maharashtra.