Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Thursday reacted to suspended Mumbai Police officer Sachin Vaze's letter to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) claiming that Maharashtra ministers Anil Deshmukh and Anil Parab asked him to illegitimately collect money for them.
Javadekar said,"It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'".
Vaze, who is being probed by the NIA in the Antilia bomb scare, was produced by the agency for further custody when he attempted to submit this letter. The court, however, told him to follow due process and did not accept it.
The alleged letter claims, NCP chief Sharad Pawar was against Vaze's reinstatement into Mumbai Police in 2020 and wanted it to be revoked. To this, then Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh allegedly told Sachin Vaze that if he pays Deshmukh Rs 2 crore, he will convince Sharad Pawar to allow Sachin Vaze back into the force.
"The home minister told me that he will convince Pawar saheb and for that purpose, he asked me to pay Rs 2,00,00,000. I had expressed my inability to pay such an amount. On this the home minister asked me to pay it in a later course," Sachin Vaze wrote.
It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police': Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar pic.twitter.com/SFkA05JRVS— ANI (@ANI) April 8, 2021