Former Mumbai Police commissioner Parambir Singh's shocking allegations against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh of extorton in the Sachin Vaze case has created a huge blow in the Maharashtra politics. Raging over the allegations, BJP party in Maharashtra has decided to stage protests on March 21 for resignation of Anil Deshmukh. The opposition has strongly demanded the resignation of the minister soon after Parambir Singh accused the minister of extortion.
BJP spokeperson Keshav Upadhye in a tweet wrote, "Tomorrow BJP will stage protests in Maharashtra #ResignAnilDeshmukh."
BJP leaders like Devendra Fadnavis, Chitra Wagh, Girish Mahajan slammed the minister and Maha Vikas Aghadi government for such ill activities and accused the government of corruption.
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in a letter, which is dated March 20 and unsigned, to the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has alleged that Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had asked suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 crore for him every month. After Singh’s disclosure the Shiv Sena led Maha Vikas Aghadi government is precariously placed and its survival is uncertain.
NCP is expected to ask Deshmukh to resign to silence the opposition. On top of it, Singh’s allegations in the explosive letter against Deshmukh has caused a major embarrassment for NCP Chief Sharad Pawar as he had picked him for the post of Home Minister while not considering stalwarts like Ajit Pawar, Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse Patil.
Meanwhile, Anil Deshmukh has denied the allegations and said that Parambir Singh has made false allegations in order to save himself in Mansukh Hiren and Antilia Bomb scare case. Deshmukh on Thursday had revealed the reason behind Param Bir Singh's transfer. He had said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) are investigating the Antilia bomb scare case, in which Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze has been arrested. "Singh has been transferred so that investigation can be done without any obstruction," Deshmukh said.