NEW DELHI/PATNA: BJP on Sunday stepped up its assault on Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, with a number of senior members in search of a CBI probe into ex- Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh’s allegations whereas saying that Uddhav had misplaced the ethical authority to be in workplace.
BJP additionally questioned NCP chief Sharad Pawar for his “conspicuous” and “ominous” silence regardless of having had information concerning the “extortion” allegations involving get together colleague Anil Deshmukh, who’s Maharashtra house minister. Singh, in a letter to the CM and the governor, had mentioned Deshmukh had requested arrested “encounter” cop Sachin Waze to lift Rs 100 crore a month from Mumbai’s dance bars and eating places.
Legislation minister Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned if Thackeray had any propriety, he ought to suggest a CBI inquiry and shouldn’t proceed in workplace. Senior get together members like BL Santhosh, CT Ravi and former CM Devendra Fadnavis too demanded Deshmukh’s resignation and an intensive probe. Prasad mentioned the late Bal Thackeray’s slogan was “Jai Maharashtra” however Uddhav Thackeray was heading a “loot agadhi”. “This authorities is abusing energy like by no means earlier than. Have to make them stop early and save Maharashtra,” Santhosh tweeted.
In Patna, Prasad mentioned BJP would hit the streets in Maharashtra in opposition to “operation loot” occurring there. “BJP desires a good and clear probe by an outdoor company into this murky authorities loot,” he mentioned.
He questioned Pawar and Thackeray’s motives in defending Waze. “I’ve by no means heard of a CM or a senior member like Pawar defending an assistant police inspector-rank officer,” he mentioned.
Prasad sought solutions from MVA companions together with Thackeray and Pawar. “The disturbing query is why Waze was reinstated after years of suspension, that too throughout Covid? Why an SI-level officer was given such an vital case?” he requested. Prasad mentioned Pawar was not a part of the federal government and requested in what capability he was briefed by police commissioner.