Sharad Pawar alleges Govt using probe agency to subdue Maharashtra

by Web Desk | Published: 08 Sep 2021

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After a recent rift sparked between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena, there has been a series of probes by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), alleged Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar, stated that Maharashtra had never seen so many investigations by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against the ruling government leaders. The Enforcement Directorate is being used as a tool to attack the opponents, he alleged.  
 
“I haven’t heard so many probes against the state of Maharashtra in the past by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). There is a long list of the agency taking action against Maharashtra. The action is being taken against the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Eknath Khadse, Former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Shiv Sena MP Bhavana Gawali.
 
There are other commissions to look into the matter of such malpractices through the Enforcement Directorate (ED) continues to intervene in between. This act is an attempt to take over the state government’s rights and put down the non-BJP leaders by using such tools,” stated Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. 
 
Asking about the raids by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Ms. Gawali, while raiding all the educational institutions, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said, “If anytime situation like this occurs against educational institutions, firstly the complaint needs to be reported before the charity commissioner. If in any case, not the charity commissioner, then is the work of the state government agencies, but even in such matters, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is intervening directly.
 
 
Further alleging, the NCP leader made a promise to raise this issue of the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) harassment on the state of Maharashtra in the next session of Parliament. “The same situation will not prevail for much longer now, time will change. Currently, the centre is using such powers against its opponents, but this wouldn’t last forever,” warned NCP leader Sharad Pawar. 
 
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