A day after Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde was accused by a Mumbai singer of rape, the ruling Shiv Sena and Sharad Pawar-led NCP rallied across the beleaguered minister and dismissed any thought of him resigning from the cupboard. Nevertheless, the Congress maintained silence on the difficulty.
On Tuesday, Munde had put out a social media put up, denying the allegation of rape by the girl. The minister claimed that he was being blackmailed by the complainant and her sister with whom he was in a relationship and has two kids.
State NCP chief Jayant Patil mentioned: “It takes lot of effort and time to make it huge on a political platform. If anybody has made an allegation, it will likely be fallacious to return to a conclusion instantly with out verifying the information. Munde has already given his aspect of the story. The matter, a household affair, is within the excessive court docket. Munde has clarified about it.”
Patil mentioned there was an identical allegation in opposition to one other NCP chief Mehboob Shaikh. “There was no fact in it. Allow us to not come to a conclusion when solely an allegation has been made. There will probably be an investigation and the reality will come out.”
Echoing the NCP, Shiv Sena Minister Abdul Sattar mentioned, “The same sort of allegation had surfaced regarding a BJP chief years again. That point, Sena Chief Balasaheb Thackeray had mentioned that ‘pyar kiya toh darna kya’. He had stood by that chief.”
After Munde acknowledged his relationship with the girl, former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya lodged a grievance with the Chief Election Commissioner in opposition to the minister for concealing particulars about his household and properties in his election affidavit.
Reacting to Somaiya’s transfer, NCP State spokesperson Umesh Patil mentioned, “If the BJP is demanding the resignation of Munde on the grounds of false affidavit, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi must also resign. In his 2014 affidavit, the Prime Minister didn’t point out about his spouse and within the 2019 affidavit, he spoke about her.” Patil mentioned Munde simply conceded that he had a relationship by way of mutual consent.
The State Congress, nevertheless, refused to both assist or oppose the demand for Munde’s resignation. Reacting to a tweet of the BJP Mahila Morcha, State Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant mentioned: “If the BJP Mahila Morcha is demanding Munde’s resignation for he has two wives, then all BJP leaders ought to face related destiny.”
“The occasion is rallying round Munde. These are mere allegation and never a court docket verdict. Subsequently, the occasion will not be searching for his resignation,” Patil added.