Sanjay Raut alleges ₹25,000 crore corruption in Fadnavis govt, ED extortion from builders | Mumbai news

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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Central investigating agencies, alleging 25,000 crore corruption in the previous Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government and extortion bids worth 300 crore by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials from builders in Mumbai.

Addressing a press conference at Shiv Sena Bhavan in central Mumbai, Raut demanded the arrest of BJP leader Kirit Somaiya and his son Neil in the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank scam, alleging that Neil was a director in a company that had dealings with the bank. The Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP said the revelations made on Tuesday were a “trailer” and more would follow soon.

The statements came amid the corruption allegations by BJP leaders against key Sena leaders, including the Thackeray family and Raut.

Raut said it was the Centre’s ploy to misuse investigating agencies to topple the governments in…

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