On Tuesday, NCP demanded that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis must resign and renounce politics after the Supreme Court set aside the Bombay High Court order which gave Fadnavis a clean chit in a case of suppression of criminal matters in the 2014 poll affidavit. NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik also said that Fadnavis has no right to contest the Maharashtra elections which are scheduled to be held on October 21.
Nawab Malik took to Twitter and said, "The CM while contesting the elections had tried to hide the criminal cases. The case went to the court where he got a clean chit but the Supreme Court has given a verdict today that hiding this information was wrong and this court case will move forward. We welcome this decision. This proves that the chief minister sometimes doesn't obey rules. Now, he has no moral right left to remain in politics. He should resign immediately and renounce political life. Until a verdict comes from the Supreme Court, he has no right to contest the election."
मुख्यमंत्री @CMOMaharashtra यांनी निवडणूक प्रतिज्ञापत्राच्या कागदपत्रात त्यांच्या विरोधातील गुन्ह्यांची माहिती लपवल्याने सुप्रीम कोर्टाने फटकारले. आपल्यावरील क्रिमिनल केसेसची माहिती लपवणं योग्य नाही, रितसर केस चालावी असा आदेश सुप्रीम कोर्टाने दिला. निर्णयाचे आम्ही स्वागत करतो. pic.twitter.com/cQL4kJvZ9j— Nawab Malik (@nawabmalikncp) October 1, 2019
तूर्तास चौकशीची गरज नाही, भविष्यातही चौकशीची गरज पडणार नाही; असे पत्र ईडीकडून खा. @PawarSpeaks साहेब यांना पाठवण्यात आले आहे. मात्र आधी खोटी चौकशी लावली का? असा प्रश्न— NCP (@NCPspeaks) September 27, 2019
राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेसचे मुख्य प्रवक्ते @nawabmalikncp यांनी उपस्थित केलाय. #iamwithsharadpawarsaheb #saheb pic.twitter.com/cWxzPMbc9A
NCP also retweeted the video of Nawab Malik talking to the media, saying "There is no need for an inquiry, nor will there be any inquiry in the future. Now a letter has been sent from the ED to the CM. Why was a false inquiry made before?"
The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday on a plea seeking prosecution of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis under the provisions of the Representation of the People (RP) Act for allegedly failing to furnish details of two pending criminal cases, in which the trial court had taken notice, in his election affidavit. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will pronounce the verdict on the plea filed by Satish Ukey.
(With inputs from agencies)