New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday (July 31) took a dig at Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, whose home in Mumbai was raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in reference to a cash laundering case, asking why is he “scared” if he has not performed something incorrect. “Raut has declared that he has not performed something incorrect. If this is the case, why worry a probe? Let it occur. Why worry in case you are harmless?” Shinde was quoted as saying by PTI.
“ED additionally performed investigations earlier. If ED works below the worry of the Central govt then the Supreme Courtroom ought to take motion on this. ED is doing their work,” the Maharashtra CM informed reporters in Aurangabad.
Earlier within the morning immediately, ED officers, together with Central Reserve Police Drive (CRPF) personnel, reached Sanjay Raut’s ‘Maitri’ bungalow in Mumbai and commenced the search. Raut, senior Shiv Sena chief and Rajya Sabha member, has maintained that he has not performed something incorrect and claimed that he was being focused as a consequence of “political vendetta”.
“I swear by late Balasabheb Thackeray that I’ve nothing to do with any rip-off,” Raut mentioned in a tweet after the ED raid started. “I’ll die however will not depart Shiv Sena,” he added.
The Sena MP’s supporters gathered outdoors his residence and staged protests in opposition to the ED’s motion.
Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) chief in Maharashtra and former minister Girish Mahajan mentioned that Raut shouldn’t be afraid of the ED motion if he’s harmless. “Sanjay Raut is unnecessarily invoking late Balasaheb Thackeray and instigating Sena employees in opposition to the Union authorities. He shouldn’t be afraid of something if he’s had performed nothing incorrect,” the BJP chief mentioned.
In the meantime, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, who has been focused by the Opposition over the delay in cupboard enlargement, mentioned that the allocation of ministries for state Cupboard formation shall be determined quickly, including that he and his Deputy Devendra Fadnavis are engaged on the expansion of the state.
(With company inputs)