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Two more Maharashtra ministers will have to quit in 15 days: BJP

Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on Thursday claimed two more state ministers will have to resign in 15 days and that the state was a “fit case for President’s rule”.

His remarks got here a day after suspended cop Sachin Waze in a letter claimed former state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had demanded Rs 2 crore from him to proceed his service in the Mumbai police and one other minister Anil Parab requested him to accumulate cash from contractors.

Deshmukh, a senior NCP chief, resigned as house minister on Monday after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into corruption allegations levelled in opposition to him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

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  • Parab, a Shiv Sena chief, has denied the allegations.

    Talking to reporters right here on Thursday, Patil stated “what is in store in future is the common man’s guess”.

    “Two state ministers will have to resign in another 15 days. Some people will go to court against these ministers and then they will have to quit,” he claimed with out naming anybody or elaborating additional.

    Patil stated there’s a risk that the allegations in opposition to Transport Minister Anil Parab may be clubbed with the probe into expenses in opposition to Anil Deshmukh.

    “Maharashtra is a fit case for President’s rule,” the BJP chief stated, including his get together was not making the demand.

    He stated from what’s going on in the state, consultants ought to clarify what else is required to impose the President’s rule.

    “If you want to blame the Centre for everything, why not give the state administration to the central government?” be requested.

    Patil alleged that Anil Deshmukh was a “hypocrite” as he had moved the Supreme Court in opposition to the Bombay HC order for a CBI probe into the allegations in opposition to him.

    “In the resignation letter, he (Deshmukh) says he is quitting to facilitate a free and fair probe, and the next day he moves the apex court against the probe,” Patil stated.

    The BJP chief stated the MVA authorities (comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) in Maharashtra defended Waze so aggressively in the course of the state’s finances session that the Assembly had to be adjourned 9 occasions.

    “Now you don’t trust him,” he added.

    Patil alleged that the MVA authorities was indulging in an “organised crime”.

    “If the evidence comes out on paper,provisions of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) will have to be invoked,” he claimed.

    Talking to reporters in Nagpur, senior BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis stated the claims made by Waze in his letter are severe and there’s a want for deliberation on it.

    “The things that are coming out and happeningare not good for the reputation of Maharashtra and the state police. The CBI or any other competent authority should investigate the letter’s content and bring out the truth,” the previous state chief minister stated.

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