Pune, 25 (The Press Watch) – The Nationalist Congress Party President and Senior leader Sharad Pawar stated that he will be willingly present himself before ED (Enforcement Directorate) and co-operate during the investigation during a press conference today.
On Tuesday a case was registered against Sharad Pawar and his nephew and Ex deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, and others in a criminal case in connection with the Rs 25 thousand crore scam in Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank.
Today addressing a press conference, Pawar said, “I do not want the ED to believe that I am running away from investigation. Because of the state elections, I will be travelling to as many districts as possible next month. In this situation, I don’t want the ED to believe that I am not being available or have gone invisible. I will present myself willingly to the ED.”
Further he also stated that he has never been a director of any banks, this is only the second such case filed against him in his lifetime.
When the news was spread in the state thousands of NCP party workers In Baramati, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Maval protested against the decision of Booking Sharad Pawar and blamed the ruling BJP party for Vedanta politics.
On this CM Fadnavis has objected clarifying that the BJP government had no role in the ED booking Pawar for money laundering. And state government doesn’t harbour any revengeful approach.