A day after former
Calling the allegations against Deshmukh serious, Pawar said that the CM has the full authority to take a decision regarding an inquiry on these allegations against the Home Minister.
“I don’t know whether efforts are being made or not to topple the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in Maharashtra. All I can say is that all this will have no impact on the government,” Pawar said while addressing a press conference on Sunday.
The NCP supremo said that he will hold discussions with CM Thackeray. He further suggested that the CM could seek former IPS officer Julio Ribeiro’s help for looking into Singh’s claims.
However, Pawar also noted that it was Singh who decided to reinstate
He also said that Singh is now making wild allegations as he was removed as Mumbai Police Commissioner.
Earlier today, Pawar summoned Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and party chief Jayant Patil to Delhi to discuss the fallout of the allegations against Deshmukh.
In a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Saturday, Singh alleged that Sachin Vaze was called by Deshmukh at his residence several times before his arrest in connection to the target of accumulating Rs 100 crore in a month, half from 1,750 bars, restaurants and other establishments in Mumbai, and remaining from other sources.
However, Deshmukh said he is filing a defamation suit against the former Mumbai CP. Refuting the extortion allegations made by Singh, Deshmukh said on Saturday, “Param Bir Singh should prove his allegations. I am filing a defamation suit against him.”