Prime News, National, Money Laundering, Mumbai, August 30:- Taking a swipe at the Centre, Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut on Monday (August 30) said a notice issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is not a “death warrant” but a “love letter” for political workers, a day after Sena leader and Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab was asked to appear before the anti-money laundering agency.
“Frequency of such love letters has increased after unsuccessful attempts to breach the wall of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) which is strong and impregnable,” he told reporters.
Raut said Parab was being targeted by BJP leaders. “He will respond to the notice and cooperate with the ED,” he added.
The ED summoned Parab for questioning on Tuesday in the money laundering case registered against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh and others, officials said on Sunday (August 29).
“Either a BJP man is a desk officer in the ED or an ED officer is working in the office of the BJP,” Raut said.
The Shiv Sena, a former ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party, shares power with the Nationalist Congress Party and Congress in Maharashtra.
He also hit out at the BJP for organising protests for reopening of temples in Maharashtra which remain shut due to Covid restrictions. “The Maharashtra government is following the directives of the Centre, which has asked states to exercise caution ahead of the upcoming festivals and fear of the spread of coronavirus infection,” he said.
Queried about the cane-charge on farmers in Haryana by police, Raut said the BJP would have to pay a price for the blood that was shed. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)