It becomes a very serious matter when the State’s water resources minister and three MLAs of the ruling party attend the marriage ceremony of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. This incident needs to be probed on high-level. Why the State government has different judgments for minister Girish Mahajan and former minister Eknath Khadse, asked Sachin Sawant, spokesperson of the Congress party, here on Thursday.
The BJP leaders attended the wedding of a very close relative of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. It is a crystal clear that Dawood Ibrahim was involved in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. On this backdrop, BJP leaders attending the marriage along with many police officers reveal the depth of Dawood’s reach in the state administration, said Sawant.
The police commissioner of Nashik has initiated an inquiry against those police officers who attended this marriage and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) has also reportedly started the probe in this connection. This reveals the seriousness of the crime committed by BJP leaders and police officers. The concerned relative of Dawood Ibrahim is involved in betting business and many bookies and criminals are suspected to have attended this marriage. One cannot say that the senior minister in State cabinet was not aware of this background. Now, the people of Maharashtra want to know the real connection between BJP leaders with the family of dreaded terrorist like Dawood Ibrahim, said Sawant.
The reason behind the removal of former minister Eknath Khadse from the state cabinet was his alleged telephone conversation with Dawood Ibrahim. Hence, Girish Mahajan should also be accorded the same treatment that was given to Khadse. The same judgment should prevail in this case as well, Sawant asked.