Pune: The state of affairs in Maharashtra doesn’t warrant President’s rule, deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar mentioned on Friday.
The report submitted by chief secretary Sitaram Kunte on the telephone tapping by IPS officer Rashmi Shukla as a part of a probe into alleged corruption in police transfers was very clear and presents all of the information, he mentioned.
“(BJP chief) Sudhir Mungantiwar and the opposition have been insisting on President’s rule within the state. However there is no such thing as a such state of affairs within the state,” Mr Pawar mentioned.
The ruling MVA coalition has the assist of 165 MLAs and thus enjoys majority within the Meeting, he mentioned.
BJP leaders have demanded President’s rule within the aftermath of the arrest of police officer Sachin Waze in reference to the restoration of explosive-laden car close to industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s home and IPS officer Param Bir Singh’s corruption allegations towards state residence minister Anil Deshmukh.
On Mr Kunte’s report on telephone tapping, Mr Pawar mentioned he’s an upright and meritorious officer.
“He has submitted a report which may be very clear and by studying it one can perceive the information,” Mr Pawar mentioned.
The transfers (allegedly facilitated via bribery) referred to in Mr Shukla’s letter to the then state DGP by no means came about, the deputy chief minister identified.
On the loss of life of ten sufferers at a COVID-19 hospital in Bhandup, Mumbai, Mr Pawar mentioned he had instructed officers to make sure such incidents don’t happen once more.
“We’ve got already allotted funds to hold out hearth security audits of presidency hospitals,” he mentioned.
On Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut’s assertion that NCP chief Sharad Pawar ought to lead the UPA alliance, Ajit Pawar mentioned he doesn’t converse on nationwide points.
“I can solely converse on the problems that are state-related. I got here again from the Centre in 1991 (when he was MP for a quick interval) so my connections there are restricted,” Mr Pawar added.