Alleging “dirty politics” was being performed out to weaken and destabilise the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday categorically said such makes an attempt “will not be successful”.
Questioning the brand new pattern of getting letters written from the accused locked up in jail, Raut mentioned “never before has the country seen dirty politics being played out in such a manner like indulging in character assassination using investigation agencies and IT cells of political parties and letters from accused locked up in jail.”
Raut, who’s the Shiv Sena MP from Rajya Sabha, with out naming the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the Centre mentioned such makes an attempt won’t succeed.
The Shiv Sena chief additionally prolonged his assist to Maharashtra Transport Minister Anil Parab in opposition to whom allegations of extortion expenses have been levelled by suspended Mumbai Police assistant inspector Sachin Vaze.
“I know Anil Parab. He is a staunch Shiv Sainik and will never swear wrongly in the name of Balasaheb Thackeray,” PTI quoted Raut as saying.
The remarks got here a day after Vaze in a hand-written letter to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) alleged that Parab requested him to extract Rs 50 crore from the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT).
“I had expressed my inability to do any such thing as I do not know anybody from SBUT and also I did not have any control over the inquiry,” he wrote.
Vaze claimed that Parab referred to as him in January 2021 asking to look into the probe in opposition to some contractors listed within the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and accumulate Rs 2 crore from every of them.
“He told me to collect at least Rs 2 crores from 50 such contractors. An inquiry was on in this matter based on an anonymous complaint. The Crime Intelligence Unit inquiry against the contractors had not yielded any result,” he wrote.
Vaze, who was arrested on March 13 over his alleged function in planting an explosive-laden SUV close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home in south Mumbai on February 25, additionally levelled allegations in opposition to former Maharashtra residence minister Anil Deshmukh.
Stating that Sharad Pawar wished to revoke his reinstatement to the Mumbai Police in 2020, Vaze mentioned Deshmukh allegedly instructed him that he would persuade the National Congress Party (NCP) chief to permit him again within the drive if he pays Rs 2 crore.
Vaze, at present below the NIA custody, wrote: “The home minister told me that he will convince Pawar saheb and for that purpose, he asked me to pay Rs 2, 00, 00,000. I had expressed my inability to pay such an amount. On this, the home minister asked me to pay it in a later course.”