Letter bomb row: Anil Deshmukh writes to Uddhav Thackeray seeks corruption probe against him
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to probe the corrupt malpractices allegations levelled against him
Mumbai: Facing anger from the opposition, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to probe the corrupt malpractices allegations levelled against him by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Deshmukh on his Twitter handle shared the letter by saying, "I have asked the Chief Minister to inquire into the allegations made against me by (former Police Commissioner of Mumbai) Param Bir Singh to bring out the truth.”
"If the Chief Minister inquires the matter, I would welcome it. Satyamev Jayate," he added.
Former Police Chief of Mumbai Param Bir Singh last week had written a letter to CM alleging that Deshmukh had indulged in "malpractices" and asked suspended cop Sachin Waze to collect Rs 100 crore every month.
Following this, a delegation of BJP leaders led by former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met the Governor on Wednesday, requesting him to seek a report from Thackeray on the issue related to governance and corruption.
Targeting the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, Fadnvais said that it has lost the moral ground to remain in power. He said that former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has accused state Home Minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh of corruption, while a massive racket of police transfers and promotions is also surfacing.
However, the CM has chosen to keep quiet on the issue, while Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar is defending his party, Fadnavis said. Describing the MVA as 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi', Fadnavis alleged that the ruling allies -- Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress -- are involved in this mess and corruption.
He further said that in the last one year, the MVA government has miserably failed to handle the Covid-19 pandemic as cases keep increasing only in Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole and NCP national spokesperson Nawab Malik attacked the BJP for displaying its 'greed for power', misusing Constitutional positions and violating statutory norms to achieve its aims.
(With inputs from IANS)