NCP chief Sharad Pawar in a press conference has rejected demand for Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh’s resignation.
Referring to the letter the former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh wrote to CM Uddhav Thackeray, Pawar says, “If you see the former Commissioner’s letter, he mentions that in mid-February he was informed by certain officers that they got such and such instructions from the Home Minister… From 6th-16th Feb, Mr Deshmuklh was admitted in the hospital because of Corona.”
Sharad Pawar says “vague allegations” made by the ex-Mumbai top cop is to divert attention from Mukesh Ambani security scare case probe.
“It is clear that during the period about which the allegations were made, Anil Deshmukh was hospitalised. As this is clear, such demands hold no power.”