Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh must resign: Devendra Fadnavis

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis (ANI)

Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis today in a press conference has said that Maharastra’s Home Minister Anil Deshmukh must resign over Param Bir Singh’s allegations.

Devendra Fadnavis said, “This matter cannot be investigated till Maharashtra Home Minister stays on his post.”

Commenting on the statements given by NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on the allegation on Anil Deshmukh, Fadnavis said,”Sharad Pawar created this govt (Maharashtra) hence he is defending them. Sachin Waze was brought back in service on orders of Maharashtra Chief Minister & Home Minister only. Pawar Sahab is fleeting away from the truth.”

“Before Param Bir Singh, Maharashtra DG Subodh Jaiswal had submitted a report to Maharashtra Chief Minister regarding corruption over police transfers. But CM didn’t act on it. Hence, DG Jaiswal had to resign from his post,” the BJP leader added.

“We demand Home Minister’s resignation. If he doesn’t then CM must remove him. An impartial probe must be conducted…. The letter also states that CM was intimated about this earlier so why didn’t he act on it?,” Fadnavis said.

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, who was recently transferred, has alleged that Maharashtra Home Minister had asked suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze to collect 100 crore for him every month.

The officer has made these allegations in a letter written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Param Bir Singh on Saturday wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray claiming Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s involvement in severe “malpractices”.

However, Anil Deshmukh on Saturday refuted all the allegations made by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against him. Deshmukh said the police officer made these false allegations to save himself from legal action.

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Taking to Twitter, Deshmukh said, “Sachin Waze’s direct links in Antilia Case and Mansukh Hiren case are coming forward. Param Bir Singh is afraid that its connections will reach up to him. He has made these false allegations to save and protect himself from legal action,”

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