HM vs Param Bir: Uddhav Thackeray no longer has moral responsibility to govern Maharashtra, says BJP
Home minister Anil Deshmukh, who is facing allegations of corruption levelled by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh, has tendered his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today.
They said the Common Minimum Programme chalked out by constituents of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government should be followed.
Patole also said that despite the Congress being in power in the state as a constituent of the Maha Vikas Aghadi, the work of the party workers was not being done.
Patole said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's remark about Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar becoming the UPA chairperson is wrong.
To a question whether Anil Deshmukh should step down following Singh's allegation, Thorat said it will be 'wrong' if a minister is made to resign just because some official makes an allegation.
Minister Jayant Patil said there is no need to divert attention from the main incident of bomb scare outside Mukesh Ambani's residence and the killing of Mansukh Hiren, a Thane-based businessman.
After the arrest of API Sachin Waze, Uddhav Thackeray shunted Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh and brought back the Maharashtra DG police Hemant Nagrale in Mumbai police.
In 2020, over 26,700 criminal cases, including rape, were recorded whereas the count was 37,112 in 2019 and 35,501 in 2018.
On his part, Maharashtra Congress president Nana Patole maintained that the party is committed to development and welfare of all communities.
The Sena also criticised the delay in governor's approval of 12 names recommended by the state cabinet for their nomination to the Legislative Council from his quota.
For the record though, the allies complained they were not taken into confidence over the Speaker’s resignation, but the Congress rebutted they were informally sounded out at appropriate levels.
The alliance has decided to explore legal options against the governor for not approving the 12 names recommended by the Cabinet.
Amit Shah said the Shiv Sena leader addressed poll rallies with him and PM Narendra Modi before the Maharashtra Assembly elections.
Congress MLAs have complained to the party brass that they are not getting due importance and in Maha Vikas Aghadi, Shiv Sena has 57 MLAs, NCP 54 and Congress 44.
The records, which included documents, photographs and audiovisuals, reveal strong imprint of Marathi language and cultural in the disputed region, the state claimed.