BJP's Shelar steps up attack on Maha minister, also slams CMPTI | Mumbai | Updated: 24-02-2021 00:04 IST | Created: 24-02-2021 00:04 IST
The opposition BJP in Maharashtra on Tuesday stepped up its attack on Shiv Sena minister Sanjay Rathod over his alleged link to the death of a woman in Pune and also slammed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for shielding him on the issue.
Rathod has denied any link with the death of the 23- year-old woman, who died apparently after falling from a building in Pune's Hadapsar area on February 8.
The way chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has remained mum over the issue, shows he is supporting Rathod. The BJP has been witnessing various methods used by ruling parties to hide their misdeeds,'' Shelar said.
It was unfortunate that Rathod used his communitys name to defend himself, he said.
Shelar raised questions over Rathods ''disappearance'' from public view in the last 10 to 15 days after his named was linked to the death of the woman.
The way Rathod was not seen in public for some days, I hope that does not happen with the inquiry (in the woman's death) too,'' the BJP leader said.
The Shiv Sena leader expressed confidence that the truth will come out following a probe into the matter.
''I can tell you that there is no substance in what is being said in the media and on social media,'' said Rathod.
A large number of Rathod's supporters thronged the venue in apparent violation of social distancing norms which are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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