Maharashtra: NCP came in defense of Deshmukh, said- no question of resignation

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has come out in defense of its quota home minister Anil Deshmukh in the Maharashtra government, surrounded by allegations of extortion of Rs 100 crore. State President Jayant Patil said on Sunday night that there was no question of Deshmukh’s resignation. He is ready for any investigation by the government.
However, on Sunday afternoon, NCP chief Sharad Pawar considered the allegations against Deshmukh serious. He said, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is free to take a decision to remove Deshmuth.Speaking to the media, Pawar claimed, this will not affect the future of Maharashtra’s common government. However, it may be a conspiracy to destabilize the government. An in-depth investigation into the allegations is necessary. He also said, Parambir Singh made these allegations after being removed from the post of Mumbai Police Commissioner. He did not speak when he was in office. He also did not provide any proof of recovery. Parambir’s decision to reinstate Sachin Waje, the head of the Crime Intelligence Branch.

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