Pawar asked the basis on which action was initiated against Sanjay Raut. This is injustice. What’s the provocation for action against Raut – just because he is making some statements?” he told reporters after concluding his meeting with the Prime Minister.
New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday raised the issue of central probe agencies’ action against leaders of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), a ruling coalition in Maharastra, and other opposition parties with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both Pawar and Modi had a 20-minute long meeting at the latter’s office in parliament. The CBI, on Wednesday, took NCP leader and former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh into custody.
The development came after the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) recent action on Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha Raut and a relative of Delhi minister Satyendar Jain. ED’s crackdown on Jain took place in connection with an alleged money laundering case in which the probe agency has seized properties worth rupees crores.
Sharad Pawar asked the basis on which action was initiated against Sanjay Raut. This is injustice. What’s the provocation for action against Raut – just because he is making some statements?” he told reporters after concluding his meeting with the Prime Minister.
The NCP leader also denied any discontent in the MVA coalition in the state. “We will be contesting the next state assembly elections together. There is a stable government in the state,” he added.
The veteran leader categorically said that is not willing to head the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition. “I am not ready to be UPA chairperson and we don’t want to disturb the present set up,” Pawar added.
The NCP chief said that he has talked with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding long-pending approval of a list of 12 names for the state Legislative Council by the Maharashtra Governor. The list of members nominated to the legislative council is pending for governor’s approval for more than two years.