National Congress Party (NCP) chief Dilip Walse Patil is anticipated to switch Anil Deshmukh as the brand new residence minister of Maharashtra. Deshmukh resigned on Monday from his submit, hours after the Bombay High Court ordered a CBI probe into corruption costs leveled towards him.
Earlier within the day, the excessive court docket ordered a CBI probe into the graft costs towards Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh. The court docket directed the central company to conduct a preliminary inquiry inside 15 days.
In his letter, Deshmukh mentioned he is stepping down on “moral grounds” after the Bombay High Court’s order. He despatched his letter of resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray who heads an alliance authorities on Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress.
Last month, former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh triggered a row claiming that Deshmukh had requested suspended Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze, who has been arrested within the SUV case and is in NIA custody, to gather Rs 100 crore from Mumbai’s eating places, bars and hookah bars.
Singh had alleged that Deshmukh used to name cops to his official residence and provides them a “collection target” from bars, eating places and different institutions.
A six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Patil, the frontrunner for the house minister’s submit, is at the moment serving as minister of excise and labor division within the Uddhav Thackeray cupboard. Previously, Patil headed the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Energy Ministry, Higher and Technical Education Ministry, and Medical Education Ministry, all as a Cabinet Minister from 1999 to 2009. He is identified to be an in depth affiliate of get together president Sharad Pawar. Patil had began his political profession as a PA to Pawar.