A day after the suspension of Mumbai police officer Sachin Veg, former state home minister Anil Deshmukh was accused of serious corruption, the BJP today accused the Maharashtra government that its sole agenda was withdrawing money and that it should not have any morality of governance Do not have authority.
Sachin Vej claimed on Wednesday that Anil Deshmukh had demanded Rs 2 crore from him to continue his service in the Mumbai Police and alleged Minister of State Anil Parab had asked him to collect money from some contractors in Mumbai. Anil Parab airs Sachin Veg’s claim.
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Delhi, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar attacked Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for defending Sachin Veg.
He said that Uddhav Thackeray had defended Sachin Veg, saying that the police officer was not Osama bin Laden. Similarly, his party leader Sanjay Raut had said that a promising, competent, officer has been harmed, Mr. Javadekar said.
“They are defending Sachin Waze because he fears he may reveal the truth,” he said.
The entire controversy reflects the character of the ruling coalition in Maharashtra, Mr. Javadekar said.
“It is not the Maha Vikas government, but the Maha Vikas Vasuli government which is working with the sole agenda of withdrawing funds,” he said.
He said that he has no right to remain in power and we demand his resignation.
Mr. Javadekar, himself from Maharashtra, said last month that the state government is in a tizzy with new revelations in the conspiracy and there is much to answer.
Sachin Vej, an accused in the case of an explosive-laden car near the death of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence and businessman Mansukh Hiran in South Mumbai, is currently in NIA custody.
Senior NCP leader Anil Deshmukh resigned from the post of Home Minister on Monday after the CBI probe into corruption charges leveled against him by former Mumbai High Court commissioner Param Bir Singh.
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