Is it not enough to impose President's rule? asks Maharashtra BJP chieftext_fields
Mumbai: The BJP Maharashtra Chief doubts whether present situation is not enough for President's rule to be imposed in the state.
BJP president Chandrakant Patil claimed he has prepared a 22-page note against the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to hand over to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
In the note, not only is there the corruption in the Shiv Sena led government over the arrest of two ministers by the ED, but the breakdown of law and order also featured in it, The Indian Express reported.
Though Patil said he did not want to intervene in Governor's prerogative by demanding a President's rule in the state, he asked whether the government's failure in fighting corruption, even within its cabinet, and a complete breakdown of law and order were not enough to impose President's rule in Maharashtra.
NCP leader and Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik fell into the ED's custody in an alleged money laundering case that involved fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim.
The ED has been keeping former home minister and NCP leader Anil Deshmukh in custody for over three months on charges of misusing the police force to collect funds from hotels, bars, and restaurants. The party and Deshmukh denied the charges, calling it politically motivated.
Shiv Sena minister Sanjay Rathod resigned last year after being embroiled in a controversy following the suicide of 23-year-old TikTok star Pooja Chauhan.