February 2, 2023

MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s son Vihang, too, was questioned by the ED final 12 months in a cash laundering case.


A Shiv Sena MLA has mentioned that the occasion ought to workforce up with the BJP once more to save lots of its leaders from being harassed by central businesses. In a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, legislator Pratap Sarnaik has mentioned the previous allies should patch up, particularly for the numerous upcoming company elections, together with these of Mumbai and Thane.

Mr Sarnaik, who represents Thane’s Ovala-Majiwada constituency within the state Assembly, mentioned although the BJP and the Shiv Sena usually are not allies anymore, their leaders have good relations and that “we should make use of this”.    

“Several central agencies are behind me and other Shiv Sena leaders like Anil Parab and Ravindra Waikar, and they and their families are being harassed,” Mr Sarnaik wrote in his letter which reached the Chief Minister’s Office on June 10.

“If the Shiv Sena and the BJP come together again, these leaders can be spared such harassment,” he wrote.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had, final 12 months, raided several properties belonging to Mr Sarnaik in reference to a cash laundering case. His son, Vihang Sarnaik, too, was questioned by the company.

The Shiv Sena, which heads the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition authorities, had then accused the Centre of concentrating on the MLA.

Mr Sarnaik wrote within the letter that the Congress, which is an alliance accomplice in MVA, will go alone within the company polls, whereas the NCP, one other alliance accomplice, is attempting to lure and break free Shiv Sena’s personal MLAs into their fold.

The Shiv Sena ended its long-term ties with the BJP in 2019 following a dispute over power-sharing in Maharashtra. The Sena then got here to energy in an alliance with ideological rivals, the NCP and Congress.

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