ED could arrest some netas in Maharashtra soon, says Chandrakant Patil | Nashik News – Times of India


NASHIK: State BJP president Chandrakant Patil on Saturday said “some leaders in Maharashtra” could be arrested by the Enforcement Directorate soon. Speaking to reporters in Nashik, Patil said the ED was investigating alleged financial irregularities by some politicians in the state.
“The ED is carrying out a probe into various financial irregularities involving some political leaders in the state. My assumption is that there is a likelihood that few of them could be arrested by the ED soon,” Patil said.
Refusing to name the leaders who he thinks are on the radar of the ED, Patil said, “Those who have done something wrong could be arrested by the ED.”
Earlier this month, Patil had written a letter to union home minister Amit Shah accusing deputy CM Ajit Pawar and transport minister Anil Parab of indulging in extortion, besides submitting a list of co-operative sugar factories and spinning mills to Shah seeking a probe for alleged irregularities. The ED had ordered attachment of the Jarandeshwar cooperative sugar factory at Satara.
While Ajit Pawar had slammed Patil for his demand for a CBI inquiry against him based on now-dismissed Mumbai cop Sachin Waze’s corruption allegations, NCP leader Jayant Patil had questioned how Central investigation agencies were acting on politically-motivated allegations by the state BJP chief. Asserting that ED was an autonomous body and was doing its duty and that he had no clue on who will be arrested, Patil said, “Those who have not done anything wrong need not fear as ED will have no grounds to act against them.”
On Shiv Sena and BJP coming together in near future, Patil said his party was never against the Shiv Sena. “We have no grudge against Shiv Sena. The only point that hurt us is we contested elections together and just for the sake of leading the government it took the support of the parties ideologically opposite to Sena,” Patil said. He said BJP in the state would continue to stage agitations against the ruling coalition on issues impacting the people. “These agitations could be against any minister or even the CM,” he remarked.
He said there is unlikely to be any change in state government as MVA partners are aware they will have no future if they fall apart. “They are currently ‘forced’ to stay together as falling apart could create more problems for them now. They will stick together and try to patch every difference for some time more,” Patil added.

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