BJP MP Kirit Somaiya today said he stood vindicated following the arrest of Chhagan Bhujbal in the alleged money laundering case and claimed other NCP stalwarts like Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare will "spend the coming Diwali in jail" in connection with the irrigation scam.
The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday informed the Bombay High Court that it would complete the investigation against former Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Sunil Tatkare for alleged money laundering and land grabbing within three months.
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said its victory in the Navi Mumbai civic polls was significant as it managed to overcome the 90,000-vote deficit of the last year's Maharashtra Assembly polls.
The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday once again witnessed pandemonium on the issue of absence of a Leader of Opposition in the House even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis made it clear that the government will not get involved in the matter.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has accepted the proposal of the state's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct an "open inquiry" against former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state NCP president Sunil Tatkare in the multi-crore irrigation scam, state's Advocate General told the Bombay High Court on Friday.
Though his 38-day old government does not need support of NCP any longer with Shiv Sena coming aboard, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is yet to take a decision on proposal of inquiry into corruption cases against former ministers from the Sharad Pawar-led party.
Maharashtra NCP President Sunil Tatkare was elected unopposed to Maharashtra Legislative Council with Congress withdrawing its candidate from the fray for the by-election to the lone seat vacated by Shiv Sena`s Vinayak Raut here.
Against the backdrop of Congress and NCP, the alliance partners in Maharashtra government, flexing their muscles over number of seats to be contested in upcoming Assembly elections, state NCP chief Sunil Tatkare on Wednesday said the seat-sharing formula of 2009 should be the basis to seal the deal.
Asserting that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has no plans to contest the forthcoming Assembly elections on its own, Maharashtra NCP president Sunil Tatkare said here on Thursday that the Congress-NCP seat sharing formula would be finalised by Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi.
NCP`s Maharashtra unit chief Sunil Tatkare and state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar have asked the leaders of the party`s Thane unit to shed their differences and come together for the upcoming Assembly polls.