Directorate (ED) raided Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik”s
properties, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said
they were not afraid of investigation.
Talking to reporters, he said the ED”s raids on
Sarnaik was “political vendetta”.
Raut also said that he will send a list of 120 BJP
leaders to the ED and wait to see if they are called for
questioning by the central agency.
“We are not afraid of investigation. Sarnaik has
already clarified that his family has nothing to do with the
case that the ED is probing. The rulers in Delhi feel that the
Marathi-speaking people shouldn”t do business and
entrepreneurship, and if they do, they will be finished
through the ED,” he alleged.
The ED on Tuesday conducted raids at the premises
linked to Sarnaik in Mumbai and neighbouring Thane in
connection with a money-laundering case being probed against a
security service provider company and others.
“Let this probe get over…I will send a list of 120
BJP leaders to the ED and will see if they are called for
questioning. Let people know who fears the ED probe,” Raut
To a question on reports that he has also been served
an ED notice, the Sena MP said, “Even I have been told that
old cases are being dug up. The ED has reached Mohenjodaro and
Harappa. Let”s see. I wouldn”t be surprised if I and other MVA
leaders get such notices.”
“Being vocal, speaking the truth and party loyalty is
a crime these days,” Raut said, adding that pressurising
political opponents and indulging in vendetta politics doesn”t
work in Maharashtra.
“You are shuffling cards now, but we will beat you in
your game,” Raut said without naming the BJP.
Paying tributes to senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel,
who died early this morning, Raut said Chief Minister Uddhav
Thackeray had earlier spoken to Patel”s family members and
suggested that if needed he could be brought to Mumbai for
treatment through an air ambulance if needed.
“But we got the sad news this morning. His death is
not just a loss to the Congress party but also to national
politics. His presence was needed in the present times. Patel
played a crucial role in the formation of the Maha Vikas
Aghadi (MVA) government last year,” he said.
Raut said Patel was a school for political workers to
know what party loyalty and discipline stand for.
“Despite being at the centre of power in Delhi, he was
extremely down-to-earth,” he added.
Patel (71) died in a Gurugram hospital due to multi-
organ failure. He was suffering from complications related to
COVID-19. PTI MR
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