Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on Wednesday. During the meeting, Sharad Pawar also raised the issue of Enforcement Directorate (ED) action against Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut against PM Modi.
“I have brought the matter of confiscation of Sanjay Raut’s property to the notice of the Prime Minister. If any central agency takes such a step, it will have to take responsibility. Action was taken against him because he speaks against the government,” Pawar said at the press conference. Is not it?’ Sharad Pawar said, ‘The Prime Minister did not give any reply. I didn’t expect a reply from him. I just kept my word to him.”
Enforcement Directorate has recovered Rs. Properties worth over Rs 11.15 crore have been temporarily attached. The ED said in a statement that the seized properties are in the form of plots in Palghar and Thane, which are in the possession of Praveen M Raut, former director of Guru Ashish Construction Pvt Ltd.
In addition, Sanjay Raut’s wife Varsha Raut owns a flat in Dadar, Mumbai and eight plots at Kihim Beach in Alibaug, jointly owned by Varsha Raut and Swapna Patkar. Swapna Patkar is the wife of Sujit Patkar. According to the ED, Sujit Patkar is a close aide of Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha member and party spokesperson Sanjay Raut.
After the action of ED, the politics of Maharashtra has heated up. Sanjay Raut is constantly under attack on the central government. Talking to ABP News, Sanjay Raut said that an attempt is being made to suppress the opposition by abusing the government agencies. The ED on Tuesday attached eight plots in Alibaug and a flat in Mumbai’s Dadar owned by Sanjay Raut and his family members.