Pawar Latches on SC Ruling to Target Fadnavis over Poll Affidavit & ‘Repressive Ruling’

Pawar Latches on SC Ruling to Target Fadnavis over Poll Affidavit & ‘Repressive Ruling’

  • Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday he was named in an ED case despite no fault, while the Supreme Court had to order trial of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for a “crime” related to poll affidavit, and asked if the BJP was not running a “repressive regime”.
  • Pawar made the comment 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.
  • The former Union minister, his nephew Ajit and 70 others were last month named in a money laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with an alleged scam at the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB).
  • In a jolt to Fadnavis, the apex court on Tuesday quashed the HC order and directed him to face trial for allegedly failing to furnish details of two pending criminal

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