On Sharad Pawar Get together Chief’s Questioning, Opposition’s Vendetta Cost

Jayant Patil is being questioned in a cash laundering case.


The Enforcement Directorate’s questioning of NCP chief Jayant Patil on Monday evoked sturdy reactions with occasion MP Supriya Sule claiming that Opposition leaders are being focused whereas Shiv Sena (UBT)’s Aaditya Thackeray alleged that individuals siding with reality are being pressured by means of central probe businesses.

Aaditya Thackeray alleged the nation is witnessing an authoritarian regime as Mr Patil, who heads the Maharashtra NCP unit, appeared earlier than the ED in Mumbai in a cash laundering case linked to alleged monetary irregularities within the now-bankrupt monetary providers agency IL&FS.

“Those that facet with the reality, which is typically in opposition to the federal government, are being pressurised with the assistance of central probe businesses, and this sample will be seen throughout the nation,” the Shiv Sena (UBT) chief advised reporters.

Talking about Mr Patil’s questioning, NCP chief and Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule mentioned, “Of all of the ED or CBI instances in the previous few years, 90 to 95 per cent are in opposition to the Opposition leaders within the nation. This has been broadly reported by the media as properly. The one who’s in opposition simply will get notices from the probe businesses.”

Ms Sule, nonetheless, defended officers of the probe businesses.

“These poor officers are usually not at fault. Beforehand (through the UPA regime), the probe businesses had been autonomous, however now they’re run by some invisible hand. Everybody who speaks in opposition to the present dispensation invitations a discover,” the NCP chief mentioned.

“This isn’t new for me. This has been taking place within the nation for the final eight to 9 years,” she mentioned.

Earlier within the day, tons of of NCP employees staged a protest exterior the ED’s workplace in south Mumbai in opposition to a summons issued by it to Mr Patil within the cash laundering case.

The protesters claimed the Centre and the ED had been indulging in “political vendetta.”

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