Abhinav Delkar, son of Dadra Nagar Haveli MP Mohan Delkar who was found dead in a Mumbai hotel last month, on Tuesday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and claimed the Union Territory's administrator Praful Kheda Patel left no stone unturned to humiliate the deceased.
Abhinav, while speaking to reporters after meeting the CM, said, "We had come to meet the chief minister, deputy chief minister, and home minister. We told them that the reason which led to my father taking such a step is Dadra & Nagar Haveli Administrator Praful Kheda Patel. We discussed that he was being harassed for the past 16-18 months."
"If a 7-term MP has to take such a step, then you can realise the extent of harassment and humiliation. Maharashtra Government and Mumbai Police should take action at the earliest," Abhinav added.
Mohan Delkar, a seven-term Lok Sabha member from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, was found dead in a Mumbai hotel on February 22.
On Tuesday, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh told the Assembly that the MP's suicide note stated that Patel was harassing him.
"In his suicide note, Delkar has said he was being harassed and was under pressure from Praful Patel who is the administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli," the minister said.
The suicide note also mentioned that he was getting threats from Patel that he will be "finished off" from social life, Deshmukh added. "Delkar's wife and son have also written to me voicing the same concerns," the NCP minister added.
Delkar had also stated that he was ending life in Mumbai as he had faith in the CM and the state government, Deshmukh added.
(With inputs from PTI)