Mumbai: Days after the I-T department raided entities linked to Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's relatives, Maharashtra's ruling coalition ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday said it will face the "onslaught" of central agencies on its leaders and workers with full vigour.
Malik also said that NCP's workers will not fear any action the BJP and its agencies resort to.
"The party has decided that it will face the onslaught of the central agencies. Our party workers will not fear any action the BJP and its agencies resort to. We have decided to face them with full vigour," Malik told to the reporters after a review meeting of the Nationalist Congress Party presided over by its president Sharad Pawar.
Nawab Malik, a senior minister in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, said that be it the I-T department or the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Nationalist Congress Party leaders and people close to them are being targeted by central agencies.
The review meeting comes days after the Income Tax department raided entities linked to relatives of Ajit Pawar, a senior NCP leader, in the state. Senior NCP leader and former state minister Anil Deshmukh is also facing probes by central agencies on multiple charges.
The gathering was attended by top leaders and legislators of the party, which is a key constituent of the Shiv Sena-led MVA government.
Mr Pawar also reviewed the work of Nationalist Congress Party ministers.
Besides Mr Pawar, the party's state president Jayant Patil, Ajit Pawar and Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule attended the meet.
(Based on a PTI report)