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'Enjoying good sleep as there are no inquiries in BJP,' says ex-Congress MLA Harshvardhan Patil

Patil, a former MLA from Indapur in the Pune district, defected from the Congress and joined the BJP ahead of the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly elections.
 

enjoying good sleep as there are no inquiries in BJP says ex-Congress MLA Harshvardhan Patil gcw
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Mumbai, First Published Oct 14, 2021, 7:55 PM IST
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BJP leader Harshvardhan Patil quipped on Wednesday that he enjoyed "good sleep" in the saffron party since there were "no inquiries". The statement comes after NCP chairman Sharad Pawar accused the CBI, ED, and NCB of targeting the Opposition. Patil, a former MLA from Indapur in the Pune district, defected from the Congress and joined the BJP ahead of the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly elections.

Patil stated during the ceremony in Pune's Maval area that when asked why he joined the BJP, he replied because everything is easy-going and pleasant (in BJP). He said that because there are no questions, he gets a good night's sleep.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Nationalist Congress Party chairman Sharad Pawar said that government agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate, and the Narcotics Control Bureau were utilised to attack the Opposition. He stated that the Income Tax Department conducted searches on companies associated with Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for the sixth day on Wednesday, which he described as uncommon.

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In addition, the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate are looking into charges of corruption and money laundering against former state home minister Anil Deshmukh. Pawar wondered on Wednesday why Bharatiya Janata Party officials had sought to defend government agencies against different charges, rather than the agencies defending themselves. Pawar also remarked on the Narcotics Control Bureau's recent searches on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai, which resulted in the arrest of superstar Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan and seven others. He questioned why the agency included private investigator KP Gosavi as a witness to the purported narcotics seizure while he was himself on the run.

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