“During the two-and-a-half-year MVA government, Sanjay Pandey, who was CP at that time, was given the target of filing cases against me, filing criminal cases against me, and putting me in jail,” alleged Devendra Fadnavis.
Mumbai| Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has levelled a sensational allegation against former state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray saying that the latter had planned to arrest him during his term in office. Fadnavis also alleged that Uddhav Thackeray made former Mumbai Police commissioner Sanjay Pandey Target him. He was speaking at a function organized by a regional news channel.
“There was a ploy to send me behind bars during Maha Vikas Aghadi govt,” alleged Devendra Fadnavis during a program. He also said that despite five years in the govt together, the doors of Maatoshri (the residence of Thackerays) were closed for him. Pointing at former Mumbai CP Sanjay Pandey, Fadnavis said that he was given a target to put me behind bars. His sensational allegation have led to fresh controversy in the state politics.
“I didn’t Initiate the animosity”
During the program organized by ABP Maza, Fadnavis was asked whether there’s too much bitterness between him and Uddhav Thackeray now. Responding to it former Maharashtra CM said, ““There was no animosity from me. But Matoshri’s doors were closed for me by Uddhav Thackeray. Even though we were in power for five years, they behaved like this. Not only this, I tell you that I am not a person who harbors political enmity. However, during the two-and-a-half-year MVA government, Sanjay Pandey, who was CP at that time, was given the target of filing cases against me, filing criminal cases against me, and putting me in jail.”
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“Sanjay Pandey was given a target to jail me…”
Further, Fadnavis said that he has not harboured any bitterness towards Uddhav Thackeray. “I had not done anything wrong, so Sanjay Pandey could not trap me. No attempt to imprison me was successful. Sanjay Pandey was given a target in Maha Vikas Aghadi. But they found nothing against me. There is no bitterness from me even today. Politically I am his (Uddhav Thackeray) opponent. But there is no enmity on a personal level,” Fadnavis added.
Devendra Fadnavis also said that he recently met Rashmi Thackeray, wife of Uddhav Thackeray at a function and enquired about Uddhav too. He said Maharashtra’s culture doesn’t teach you to harbour animosity and he follows these “Sanskar”.
Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey recently came out on bail. Pandey was granted bail by a special CBI court in NSE Phone-tapping case. He was arrested in July last year and spent five months behind bars. The Enforcement Directorate has also launched a probe against him in the matter.
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