NCP's Dilip Walse Patil likely to change Anil Deshmukh as Maharashtra Home Minister
National Congress Party (NCP) leader Dilip Walse Patil is expected to restore Anil Deshmukh once the new house minister of Maharashtra. Deshmukh resigned on Monday from his post, hours following the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into corruption fees leveled against him.
Earlier in the day, the high court bought a CBI probe into the graft charges against Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh. The judge directed the central agency to conduct an initial inquiry within 15 times.
In his letter, Deshmukh said he’s going down on “moral reasons” after the Bombay tall Court’s order. He delivered his page of resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray which heads an alliance federal government on Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress.
Last month, previous Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh caused a row claiming that Deshmukh had expected suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze, who has been arrested in SUV situation and it is in NIA custody, to get Rs 100 crore from Mumbai’s restaurants, bars and hookah pubs.
Singh had alleged that Deshmukh regularly phone police officers to his official residence and present all of them a “collection target” from pubs, restaurants also organizations.
A six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Patil, the frontrunner the house minister’s post, is currently offering as minister of excise and work division into the Uddhav Thackeray case. Formerly, Patil headed the Ministry of Finance and thinking, Energy Ministry, Higher and Technical Education Ministry, and healthcare Education Ministry, all as a Cabinet Minister from 1999 to 2009. He is considered to be a close connect of party president Sharad Pawar. Patil had started his governmental job as a PA to Pawar.
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Posted at Mon, 05 Apr 2021 10:17:38 +0000