Mumbai: Taking a serious note of the charges of alleged corruption levelled against the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government, the opposition BJP on Monday tried to corner it with MLA Ram Kadam demanding a narco test on state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
“If they are speaking the truth, they should go for narco test, everything will be clear. Even Sitaji had to undergo ‘agni pariksha’, so why the Chief Minister and the Home Minister are hesitant to go for a narco test,” he told media persons here.
“He (former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh) wrote this letter after his transfer so we must know what was his motive behind this letter, what political pressure was on him?” he asked.
In a tweet, the BJP MLA said, “Yesterday afternoon, (NCP president) Sharad Pawar said about Anil Deshmukh that the allegations made against him are serious. The Chief Minister will decide on this. But a few hours later, Mr Pawar came to the rescue of Mr Deshmukh in the night.”
“The whole country is trying to know what happened from afternoon to night that Mr Pawar had to change the stand? Did Mr Deshmukh threaten during this time? That the NCP and the big faces are involved in this recovery? That is, those who have got a share in the recovery? And he will also make their names public? Is this the reason Mr Pawar had to say at night that he would not take action against Mr Deshmukh?” Mr Kadam questioned further.