Union Minister Ramdas Athawale demands Presidential Rule in Maharashtra
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has said that no inquiry can take place until the Maharashtra government is removed.
On Thursday, March 25, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment and President of Republican Party of India (Athawale), Ramdas Athawale met President Ramnath Kovind and submitted a memorandum on behalf of his party demanding the Presidential Rule in Maharashtra.
The Union Minister told to news agency ANI, “I met President Kovind & gave him a memorandum on behalf of RPI (A) party demanding the President’s Rule in Maharashtra. It is a serious matter. No inquiry can take place until the Maharashtra govt is removed. He said that he will consider it”.
I met President Kovind & gave him a memorandum on behalf of RPI (A) party demanding the President's Rule in Maharashtra. It is a serious matter. No inquiry can take place until the Maharashtra govt is removed. He said that he will consider it: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale pic.twitter.com/RfISJFqaDJ
— ANI (@ANI) March 25, 2021
The MP of Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra also shared some pictures on his official Twitter handle, meeting President Kovind. Athawale wrote in his tweet, “Today, I met President Ramnath Kovind and submitted a statement on behalf of the Republican Party demanding dismissal of the state government of Maharashtra and imposition of Presidential rule.”
The political drama started in Maharashtra after in a letter written to CM Uddhav Thackeray, allegation raised by former Mumbai Police Commissioner on Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh that he was indulged in malpractices and ordered suspended API Sachin Vaze to collect Rs 100 crore every month from bars and restaurants around the city.