Mumbai, March 28: Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik reacted to Anil Deshmukh’s Sanjay Raut’s “casual home minister” comment on Sunday. Nawab Malik said that Deshmukh is not the casual home minister. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader said that the shortcomings in the editorial of SAMNA should be taken in a positive way. Notably, Deshmukh is also from NCP. Param Bir Singh, ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner, Supreme Court against his transfer to the Home Guard Department, demands an inquiry against Anil Deshmukh.
Malik responded to Raut’s remarks by saying, “Anil Deshmukh is not a casual home minister. If the shortcomings in the editorial (Saumna) are brought forward, then it should be taken in a positive way. I think the home minister Will work in this direction. Overcoming those shortcomings. “
Earlier in the day, the Shiv Sena MP called Deshmukh a casual home minister, claiming that he had got the post after senior NCP leaders like Jayant Patil and Dilip Valse-Patil. In his weekly column Rokthok in the party mouthpiece Saamana, Raut also said that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in Maharashtra did not have damage control machinery, as claimed by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh, Deshmukh said. Was asked to collect Rs 100 crore a month.
Raut wrote in his weekly column, “Deshmukh got the post of Home Minister due to the accident. Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil refused to take responsibility. That is why Sharad Pawar chose Anil Deshmukh for the post.” He also questioned Maharashtra’s home minister’s alleged links with suspended assistant police inspector Sachin Waze, who has been arrested in the SUV case and is in NIA custody.
The controversy erupted after former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh was transferred to the Maharashtra Home Guard Department. He alleged that Deshmukh had asked Veg to collect Rs 100 crore from Mumbai’s restaurants, bars and hookah bars. However, the NCP denied the allegations.