Munde has refuted the allegation and has called it a blackmailing attempt, and his party has backed him saying there was no need for him to quit till the police probe into the matter is completed.
After the completion of this probe only, the decision over Munde will be taken. We need to understand the truth behind this entire episode, Pawar said.
Sharad Pawar said that the NCP wants an ACP rank woman officer to be part of the police team that will probe the allegations against Munde.
According to the sources, the decision was taken considering the complaints of harassment made against the woman by some leaders from the opposition BJP and the MNS.
Hegade said that Renu Sharma had approached him in 2010 and tried to blackmail by threatening to file sexual harassment complaint.
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Munde, an NCP leader from Beed district, has denied the rape allegations, claiming he is being blackmailed by the woman and her sister.
A 37-year-old woman, an aspiring singer, had said she wrote to Mumbai police commissioner on January 10, stating that Munde repeatedly raped her in 2006.
The opposition in Maharashtra is gunning for the resignation of NCP minister Dhananjay Munde after he disclosed he had two wives.
The woman alleged that Munde is raping her by giving an assurance of marrying her and also promised to help her to get work as a singer in Bollywood.
In a statement, Dhananjay Munde said his wife, family and friends were aware of this relationship, adding the two kids have been accepted by his family.