NCP state chief Jayant Patil on Sunday mentioned there was no query of Maharashtra Dwelling Minister Anil Deshmukh resigning. The minister’s assertion got here towards the backdrop of ex-Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh’s corruption allegation. He had claimed that Deshmukh needed cops to gather Rs 100 crore month-to-month from bars and resorts in Mumbai.
Patil, a senior minister within the Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities, mentioned there was no must divert consideration from the primary incident of bomb scare exterior Mukesh Ambani’s residence and the killing of Mansukh Hiran, a Thane-based businessman. “The main target is on these two occasions and after that acceptable steps will probably be taken, Patil mentioned following a three-hour assembly held at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s residence in Delhi.
“The query of Maharashtra Dwelling Minister Anil Deshmukh resigning doesn’t come up, he mentioned.
The assembly of the NCP high brass included senior chief together with Supriya Sule, Praful Patel, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, and Water Assets minister Jayant Patil.
Throughout a media briefing earlier within the day, Pawar mentioned Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will determine the destiny of Deshmukh. His feedback got here amid hypothesis in Maharashtra political circles that the state might quickly have a brand new dwelling minister.
The allegations levelled by Singh towards Deshmukh are severe and require an in-depth probe, Sharad Pawar mentioned.
Earlier than the assembly at Pawar’s residence right here, Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut had additionally met him.
Senior Congress chief Kamal Nath additionally met Pawar individually.
Singh, a senior IPS officer, who was transferred to the low-key Dwelling Guards on March 17 following the arrest of police officer Sachin Waze within the case associated to the bomb scare close to Mukesh Ambani’s home Antilia, in a letter to the Maharashtra chief minister had claimed that he was made a scapegoat.
Within the eight-page letter to Chief Minister Thackeray, Singh alleged that Deshmukh used to name cops to his official residence and provides them a “assortment goal” from bars, eating places and different institutions.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Workplace, in a launch on Saturday, mentioned Singh’s “unsigned letter to Thackeray” was not despatched from his official e-mail ID and efforts have been on to contact him to confirm it. (With PTI inputs)