A day after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned his wife, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the party “will answer them in its own way”.
Raut told media on Monday (December 28), “The importance of ED, CBI or the Income Tax Department has been decreasing consistently. Earlier, when the ED took action, people thought there must have been something serious. But now, it seems action from this agency happens when a political party is taking out its anger.”
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Raut said he has a file on 121 BJP leaders and he would soon give it to the Enforcement Directorate. “There are so many names that the ED will have to work for five years,” he added.
“Political battles should be fought face to face. I have spoken to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the Shiv Sena will answer them in its own way. No need to panic,” he said.
Raut’s wife Varsha has been summoned for questioning in the PMC Bank fraud case. She has been asked to report at the Mumbai office of the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday (December 29). The agency is investigating alleged financial transactions between Varsha Raut and Pravin Raut, who is under arrest in the case, sources said.
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Eknath Khadse, who quit the BJP to join NCP, too, has been summoned for questioning by the ED on Wednesday (December 30) in connection with a money laundering case.
The Shiv Sena, which joined hands with the Congress and NCP — has accused the BJP of vendetta politics.