Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar today addressed a letter to former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh’s CM Uddhav Thackeray alleging that he had tried to extort money through Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and police officer Sachin Waz. .
“The allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh are serious,” the veteran leader told a news conference.
The senior leader noted, “The Maharashtra Chief Minister has full authority to decide on the investigation into the allegations against the Home Minister.”
The episode further said that he would advise Uddhav Thackeray to seek the help of former IPS officer Julio Ribeiro to trace Param Bir Singh’s claim, adding that Param Bir Singh is making wild allegations as he has been removed from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner by the state government.
“I don’t know if there is an attempt to overthrow the government (Maharashtra). All I can say is that they will have no effect on the government,” Sharad Pawar said of Maharashtra’s stable coalition government.
Earlier today, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut admitted that allegations leveled against Minister Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh, and the Sachin Waze case had tarnished the image of the state’s Maha Bikash Agadi (MVA) government, and said all alliances were confident if their feet were on the ground. Need to be done.
Speaking to reporters, he added that “something needs to be fixed” and that allies in power should come together to discuss how to wash away these stains.
Param Bir Singh’s remarks came in the wake of a letter sent to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday, in which he alleged that Home Minister Anil Deshmukh wanted police officers to at least collect. ₹Rs 100 crore per month from city bars and hotels, the allegation was denied by the minister.
“Such allegations against the government or ministers are unfortunate and touching. The content of Singh’s letter is sensitive,” he said.
“The truth of the content of this letter is that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and (NCP President) Sharad Pawar will do it.
Raut said the police administration is the backbone of any government.
The backbone is a symbol of pride and self-respect and the government should always make it stronger, he added.
“This government is doing well. But now some corrections need to be made and MVA partners should come together and discuss how to wash away these stains,” he said.
“I have to admit that these allegations and the Waze case have tarnished the image of the government … Uddhav Thackeray has always tried to keep the image of the government clean. What happened because of government officials needs to be controlled at the right time,” the Shiv Sena MP added.
Raut said Deshmukh himself had called for an investigation into the allegations against him.
“Even as the state investigating agency is under Deshmukh, he asked the chief minister to order an inquiry,” he said.
The army leader said he would try to meet Sharad Pawar in Delhi on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Raut tweeted a two-line Hindi poem, one of which said, “We are just looking for a new path.” When he asked what it meant, he simply said, “You’ll soon understand what that means.”