Shiv Sena seems to be talking two faces on Bhima Koregaon case. Also the three legged Maha Vikas Aghadi seems to be balancing on two stones on this.
While the BJP has given green signal to centre’s decision to transfer Elgar case to NIA, Shiv Sena seems to be unhappy with the decision. NCP are stuck on the claim that activists’ arrests have been framed. Home Minister Anil Deshmukh (NCP) has condemned the decision.
Talking to a newspaper from Gondia, Deshmukh said, “Law and order of this state is the state government’s responsibility. When we have decided to go into the roots of Koregaon Bhima incident, NIA has taken the investigation without seeking our permission. This is completely unconstitutional move, by the Center, with state government affairs. I protest this as Home Minister”, Deshmukh said.
On the other hand, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said “truth would come out” and that Sharad Pawar would not comment on an issue without studying it thoroughly.
While Deepak Keskar who had been Sena’s minister for home in Fadanvis’s regime welcomed Pune Police’s probe and evidence submitted to the court so far.
Condemning the decision of Center, Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana said, “India is a union of states. Every state has its own rights. The Center is forcing its way, invites instability. The Centre’s interference in Maharashtra is unwelcome.”