‘Why worry if you’re harmless?’: Maharashtra CM on ED motion towards Raut

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New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday (July 31) took a dig at Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, whose home in Mumbai was raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in reference to a cash laundering case, asking why is he “scared” if he has not completed something mistaken. “Raut has declared that he has not completed something mistaken. If this is so, why worry a probe? Let it occur. Why worry if you’re harmless?” Shinde was quoted as saying by PTI. 

“ED additionally performed investigations earlier. If ED works underneath the worry of the Central govt then the Supreme Courtroom ought to take motion on this. ED is doing their work,” the Maharashtra CM instructed reporters in Aurangabad. 

Earlier within the morning at this time, ED officers, together with Central Reserve Police Drive (CRPF) personnel, reached Sanjay Raut‘s ‘Maitri’ bungalow in Mumbai and started the search. Raut, senior Shiv Sena chief and Rajya Sabha member, has maintained that he has not completed something mistaken and claimed that he was being focused as a consequence of “political vendetta”.

“I swear by late Balasabheb Thackeray that I’ve nothing to do with any rip-off,” Raut stated in a tweet after the ED raid started. “I’ll die however will not depart Shiv Sena,” he added.

The Sena MP’s supporters gathered exterior his residence and staged protests towards the ED’s motion. 

Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) chief in Maharashtra and former minister Girish Mahajan stated that Raut shouldn’t be afraid of the ED motion if he’s harmless. “Sanjay Raut is unnecessarily invoking late Balasaheb Thackeray and instigating Sena employees towards the Union authorities. He shouldn’t be afraid of something if he’s had completed nothing mistaken,” the BJP chief stated. 

In the meantime, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, who has been focused by the Opposition over the delay in cupboard growth, stated that the allocation of ministries for state Cupboard formation can be determined quickly, including that he and his Deputy Devendra Fadnavis are engaged on the expansion of the state. 

(With company inputs)