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New Delhi: Sanjay Patil, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha member from Sangli in Maharashtra, on Sunday said that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) will not come after him as he is a BJP MP. He made the remark while speaking at a function in Sangli.
“The ED won’t come after me since I am a BJP MP…We have to take loan in order to purchase luxury cars worth Rs 40 lakh to show off. The ED will be surprised to see the amount of loan we have..,” he said, according to PTI.
Recently, BJP leader Harshavardhan Patil had said that he was getting “sound sleep” in the saffron party as there are “no inquiries”, a remark that came on a day when NCP chief Sharad Pawar alleged the misuse of the central agencies like the CBI, ED and NCB to target the Opposition.
Harshvardhan, a former MLA from Indapur in the Pune district, had quit the Congress and switched over to the BJP before the 2019 Maharashtra Assembly polls.
The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – have been accusing the BJP-led government at the Centre of misusing the central agencies to target the leaders of the three ruling parties in the state.
A similar allegation has also been made by opposition parties in other parts of the country, particularly in the run-up to elections.
(With PTI inputs)
Note: A photo of former Belgaum MLA Sanjay Patil was used erroneously in an earlier version of this story.