Prasad expressed astonishment over Waze, “a mere assistant inspector”, having been defended inside and outdoors the meeting by none apart from Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He additionally questioned the “silence” of NCP chief Sharad Pawar within the matter although his celebration colleague and residential minister Anil Deshmukh has been accused of asking the policeman to “extort Rs 100 crore from dance bars and many others. each month”.
“The Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra has been shaped with an intention to loot and to not govern. The BJP goes to lift this concern very strongly and can quickly hit the streets”, Prasad declared at a press convention on the celebration workplace right here.
Charging Thackeray with having betrayed the NDA for the sake of energy, Prasad puzzled whether or not the sordid flip of occasions had been in consonance with the “Jai Maharashtra” (hail Maharashtra) slogan popularised by his late father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, “for whom I’ve large respect”. Referring to the explosive letter written to Thackeray by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh, the BJP MP from Patna Sahib stated, “extortion is a criminal offense. A policeman indulging in it and that too on the behest of the house minister of the state is a really severe matter.
“It should be probed in an trustworthy and clear method by an out of doors company”.
Prasad is holding Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology and Communications portfolios in Prime Minister Narendra Modi cupboard. “What has been alleged within the letter could possibly be simply the tip of the iceberg. Maharashtra is a affluent state.
“If a policeman in Mumbai is requested to extort cash for political bosses, we will surmise that there have been comparable transgressions at different enterprise hubs like Pune, Nagpur and Jalgaon”, Prasad added. Training his weapons at Sharad Pawar, the BJP chief stated “the very senior chief” wanted to interrupt his “silence” and maintain forth as to in what capability was he lately “briefed” about the entire episode by Anil Deshmukh.
“Pawar just isn’t part of the federal government. Moreover, the so- known as briefing makes it amply clear that he’s conscious of the intense expenses in opposition to a member of his celebration. As a celebration chief, what motion is he going to take”, Prasad requested.
The Union minister additionally demanded an evidence from the Maharashtra authorities as to “below stress from whom” was Waze, who had been suspended for years and joined the Shiv Sena, reinstated through the COVID disaster final 12 months. He additionally sought to know the way the assistant sub-inspector got here to move the crime intelligence unit of the Mumbai police “which ought to usually be helmed by an SP or at the very least a Deputy SP”.
Waze, as soon as hailed as an “encounter specialist”, hit the headlines lately within the aftermath of an explosives laden car being discovered parked outdoors the residence of
chairman Mukesh Ambani. Param Bir Singh, who was transferred following the grave safety lapse, got here out together with his litany of stunning allegations quickly after being shifted from the highest submit.