Rumours are rife that one other NCP minister, Dilip Walse Patil, could also be handed over the submit of Maharashtra Dwelling Minister after Anil Deshmukh tendered his resignation on Monday.
Deshmukh submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after the Bombay Excessive Court docket 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 submit he was on. “I haven’t got the ethical proper to proceed in workplace after the courtroom order. I’ve determined to give up. Kindly relieve me from my submit,” Deshmukh mentioned within the resignation letter, a replica of which he posted on Twitter.
The Bombay Excessive Court docket bench has ordered the probing company not instantly register an FIR within the case however to conduct a preliminary inquiry in accordance with regulation and conclude it inside 15 days. The courtroom additionally mentioned that Anil Deshmukh is the Dwelling Minister and no neutral probe could be accomplished by the police.
Although the Chief Minister is but to just accept his resignation, there are speculations that Dilip Walse Patil might take over as subsequent Maharashtra Dwelling Minister.
Born on October 30, Patil is a six-time member of the Maharashtra Legislative Meeting, who’s at present serving as excise minister and minister of labour division within the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra authorities.
Recognized to be an in depth affiliate of get together President Sharad Pawar, Patil up to now has additionally served as a minister with totally different portfolios akin to Finance and Planning, Vitality, Greater and Technical Training, and Medical Training.
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.