MNS labels ED's summoning of Raj Thackeray a "political vendetta"

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray and Unmesh Joshi, son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi, on August 22 in connection with a money laundering case

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After Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in connection with a money laundaring case, the party on Monday labelled this as “political vendetta” against the leader. 

MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande asserted that the ED has summoned Raj Thackeray only to build pressure. While alleging political vendetta behind the summon, Deshpande asserted that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was worried as Thackeray managed to unite opposition parties. 

For nearly 5-6 years, ED has not initiated any investigation against any top BJP leader. During the Lok Sabha campaign this year, Raj Thackeray managed to create a significant impact on people. The ED summons is a case of political vendetta,” MNS spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande asserted.


Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray and Unmesh Joshi, son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Manohar Joshi, on August 22. ED has issued summon against Thackeray over his alleged role in the purchase of Kohinoor Mill No 3.

The ED is investigating the loan and equity investment worth ₹860 crore provided by Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) to Kohinoor CTNL which is founded by Unmesh Joshi. 

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Speaking about the same, Deshpande stated that the Kohinoor deal is old and Thackeray exited long back while questioning the delay in inquiry notice by the centre. Deshpande claimed that the investigating agency had become a tool to suppress their voices.


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