BJP questions the ‘silence’ of Uddhav Thackeray, demands his resignation

BJP questions the ‘silence’ of Uddhav Thackeray, demands his resignation

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad holds a press conference at the BJP headquarters in the national capital on Monday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Vibha Sharma
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, April 5

Following the resignation of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the “conspicuous silence” of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on the entire issue is raising a lot of questions.

Addressing a press conference here in the national capital, he wondered while demanding Thackeray’s resignation what the “targets” of the other ministers in the MVA government were. 

“We know the target of Home Minister was Rs 100 crore. The BJP expects that all layers to be exposed, surely there are a lot of linkages. We expect all linkages in this shameful corruption will be exposed with the CBI probe,” he said.

“It is not a ‘Maha Vikas Aghadi but ‘maha vasooli’. Anil Deshmukh has resigned citing moral responsibility. Do you (Uddhav Thackeray) have any moral responsibility or not/ Udhav Thackeray has forfeited all moral authority to govern.”

“Democracy is run by standards of propriety. We think it is a serious matter. Uddhav Thackeray has been cornered through two sides, one via Sachin Vaze (suspended Mumbai police cop) and the other through allegations of extortion. If we link all these chains, it points to the conspiracy of loot in which Sachin Vaze is the common link,” Prasad said.   

 

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