Union Minister Ramdas Athawale demands President’s rule in Maharashtra over letter bomb drama

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has demanded President’s rule in Maharashtra in the wake of the explosive letter bomb dropped by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh.

Writing a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Republican Party of India chief demanded President’s Rule in Maharashtra.

Ramdas Athawale additionally tweeted, “The people of Maharashtra have lost faith in the state government on the issue of law and order. Therefore, the Republican Party’s demand letter to dismiss the state government and impose presidential rule in Maharashtra has been sent to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s office today.”

Athawale’s enchantment comes just a few hours after BJP MPs raised the same demand in Lok Sabha.

Raising the problem throughout Zero Hour in Lok Sabha amidst protests by the Shiv Sena and the NCP, BJP member Manoj Kotak stated that according to Singh’s letter to the chief minister, the state’s dwelling minister had requested suspended Assistant Police Inspector (API) Sachin Vaze to gather Rs 100 crore from 1,742 bars and eating places in the metropolis each month.

Kotak stated the letter mirrored that those that are in the federal government had been utilizing officers in accumulating cash however the chief minister to this point has not uttered a single phrase on the problem.

“It is a serious matter. The home minister should resign, the Maharashtra government should resign and there should be a CBI inquiry into the whole issue,” he stated.

BJP member Rakesh Singh that the problem is so critical that it might’t be termed a state topic because it has a nationwide implication.

Singh stated that the previous police commissioner’s letter confirmed that the highest functionaries of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress authorities had been concerned in accumulating enormous quantities of cash via unlawful means.

“The allegation against the state home minister was made by none other than the former police commissioner. What was the compulsion of the chief minister to defend an API-rank official, who was in suspension for 16 years, in a press conference,” he requested.

Singh claimed {that a} senior politician from the state had modified his stand after telling that it was a critical matter and there must be an inquiry into it.

“What is the fear. Is there any fear of spilling the beans about those who get cut. If Rs 100 crore collected from Mumbai alone, what would be the figure for the entire Maharashtra,” he requested.

He demanded that the MVA government should immediately resign and there must be an neutral inquiry into it.

Shiv Sena member Vinayak Raut strongly defended the MVA authorities and claimed that the BJP has been hatching a conspiracy to defame the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP dispensation for the final 14 months so {that a} BJP authorities might be put in in Mumbai.

“The issue is nothing but part of BJP’s big conspiracy,” he claimed.

Raut additionally accused the previous Mumbai police commissioner who wrote the sensational letter because the “most corrupt police officer”.

The Maharashtra authorities on March 17 transferred Singh and appointed senior IPS officer Hemant Nagrale as the brand new commissioner of Mumbai Police.

Days after he was shunted out, Singh wrote a letter to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray alleging that the state dwelling minister had requested Sachin Vaze, at present in the custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), and different law enforcement officials to gather Rs 100 crore month-to-month, together with Rs 50 crore to Rs 60 crore from bars and eating places in Mumbai.

Deshmukh had denied these allegations.

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