Rumours are rife that one other NCP minister, Dilip Walse Patil, could also be handed over the publish of Maharashtra Home Minister after Anil Deshmukh tendered his resignation on Monday.
Deshmukh submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after the Bombay High Court directed CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry into corruption allegations levelled by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Deshmukh in his letter defined that he’s resigning along with his personal will and owing to the honour of the publish he was on. “I don’t have the moral right to continue in office after the court order. I have decided to quit. Kindly relieve me from my post,” Deshmukh stated within the resignation letter, a replica of which he posted on Twitter.
The Bombay High Court bench has ordered the probing company not instantly register an FIR within the case however to conduct a preliminary inquiry in accordance with legislation and conclude it inside 15 days. The court docket additionally stated that Anil Deshmukh is the Home Minister and no neutral probe will be performed by the police.
Though the Chief Minister is but to just accept his resignation, there are speculations that Dilip Walse Patil might take over as subsequent Maharashtra Home Minister.
Born on October 30, Patil is a six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, who’s at the moment serving as excise minister and minister of labour division within the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra authorities.
Known to be a detailed affiliate of celebration President Sharad Pawar, Patil previously has additionally served as a minister with completely different portfolios akin to Finance and Planning, Energy, Higher and Technical Education, and Medical Education.
Coming from a political household, Patil began his political profession as a PA to Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar. In 1990, he grew to become a member of Maharashtra legislative meeting for the primary time after defeating Kisanrao Bankhele in Ambegaon.