Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut on Thursday claimed that dirty politics is being played to destabilize the Maha Vikas Morcha (MVA) government in Maharashtra and such plots will not succeed. Raut's statement comes at a time when suspended policeman Sachin Vaze claimed in a letter a day earlier that former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh had demanded Rs 2 crore to continue his service in Mumbai police and another minister Anil Parab had asked him to raise money from contractors.
Shiv Sena leader and minister Anil Parab on Wednesday rejected Vaze's claims and said he was ready to face an inquiry into the allegations. He vowed late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and said he had not done anything unfair. Talking to reporters here on Thursday, Raut said that a new trend has started in writing letters to the imprisoned accused. Raut further said that the country has never seen a dirty political game played in a manner in which character abuse is done using its cells of investigating agencies and political parties and letters should be written to the imprisoned accused.
Sanjay Raut further said that efforts to weaken and destabilize the MVA government will not succeed. He said, "I know Anil Parab. He is a staunch Shiv Sainik and will never lie by swearing by Bal Thackeray.''