Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Sunday that the deliberate persecution of leaders of the ruling MVA alliance in Maharashtra by central agencies damaged the federal structure of the country. Routh responded to a reporters’ inquiry about the Law Enforcement Administration (ED), which summoned former Maharashtra Minister of the Interior Anil Deshmuk in a money-laundering case.
Deshmuk was asked to testify in front of an investigator at the ED office in Mumbai on Saturday in a money laundering case involving an alleged racketeering of bribery and extortion, leading to his resignation as Interior Minister in April.
However, the PNK leader, whose party shares power with Shiv Sena and Congress in Maharashtra, was looking for a new date to appear at the agency.
In an interview with reporters, Raut also said that in a letter from Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik to Chief Minister Uddhav Thakkeray it is emphasized that the MP is being unnecessarily harassed by the ID. According to him, if there are complaints, their investigation can be investigated by the Office for Economic Crimes (EoW) or the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
“But there is pressure on central agencies to deliberately harass … this is out of frustration at not being able to form a government here,” Routh said and said “it is harmful to the federal structure.”
Asked about the comment of Assembly opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis that he would withdraw from politics if he does not restore the OBC quota in local government, Routh said that the BJP leader in 2014 claimed to receive a quota for the Dhangar community. at the first meeting of the cabinet of ministers after coming to power.
“He was in power for five years, but nothing happened. Regardless of whether he is in power or not, efforts must be made to address the problems of disadvantaged sections of society, ”said member Rajya Sabha.
Routh said that the issue of reservation is needed to ensure social equality.
“Please don’t politicize the social issue. Regardless of whether you are in government or opposition, a responsible leader must strive to solve the problem that the MVA leaders are trying to solve, ”said Rout.
When asked about BJP and Congress protests in different parts of the state over OBC quotas, Routh said leaders in government and opposition are expected to behave appropriately during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police took action against NCP officials for violating COVID-19 regulations during the event, Routh said, adding that “everyone is expected to abide by the rules.”