Why do some people think they are above the law? Sanjay Raut on BJP protest against Fadn’s summoning of police – The New Indian Express
MUMBAI: Following the BJP’s protest against Mumbai police recording Devendra Fadnavis’ statement in an alleged illegal wiretapping case, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday asked why certain people and political parties consider themselves above the law and why “drama” was being staged.
Raut, in a post on Twitter, claimed that earlier central agencies had summoned several ministers and public officials from Maharashtra to investigate some cases out of “political vendetta”.
There are no special rights for anyone in a democracy and all are equal before the law, said Rajya Sabha member and chief spokesman for the Shiv Sena, whose party shares power with the NCP and Congress of Maharashtra.
A BKC Cyber Police team here on Sunday visited the residence of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis to record his statement regarding the wiretapping case.
Police had issued a notice to Fadnavis in this regard and BJP workers in parts of Maharashtra staged a protest on Sunday and burned copies of the notice.
A number of BJP leaders including MP Nitesh Rane, MLC Prasad Lad and Pravin Darekar also gathered outside Fadnavis’ residence in South Mumbai.
“Why do some people and some political parties consider themselves to be above the law? The central agencies summoned several ministers and public officials from Maharashtra to investigate the political vendetta and they appeared before the agencies… No one has special rights in a democracy. . All are equal before the law. Why this drama then?” Raut asked in a tweet in Marathi.
Speaking to reporters here, Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray targeted the BJP, saying the Maha Vikas Aghadi government (comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) is not using its agencies against opponents as “campaign machinery” as the Center does. .
“We are just pushing the judicial process forward. I don’t want to say more about it,” Thackeray said when asked about the cases of complaints filed against each other by ruling and opposition parties in Maharashtra. He also claimed that the BJP was frustrated and therefore staged protests over various issues.