New Delhi: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Tuesday ordered an investigation after an specific video clip, purportedly of senior BJP chief and former MP Kirit Somaiya, went viral and kicked up a political storm.
Talking on the state legislative council, Fadnavis, who holds the house portfolio in Maharashtra, stated: “In case you have any proof, ship it throughout. We’ll completely examine your complete difficulty and nobody can be spared. We’ll guarantee there is no such thing as a loophole and the id of the victims can also be protected.”
The video purportedly exhibits a shirtless Somaiya, a chartered accountant and a former MP from Mumbai North East constituency, and is allegedly taken from a video name. The clip was first aired by a Marathi information channel.
Fadnavis made his statements after the video sparked a significant row on the primary day of Maharashtra’s monsoon session. This got here after Chief of Opposition in legislative council Ambadas Danve, a pacesetter of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), submitted what he claims is an 8 hour-long video, to the legislative council’s deputy chairperson Neelam Gorhe.
Somaiya has refuted allegations of getting harassed any girls.
“A video clip of me was proven on a information channel. Claimed that I’ve harassed many ladies & many such video clips out there & complaints obtained towards me. I’ve by no means abused any lady. Request Devendra Fadnavis to research such allegations and confirm the authenticity of movies,” he tweeted Tuesday.
However the video has given ammunition to the Opposition. In a tweet Monday, Maharashtra Congress president Varsha Gaikwad claimed that the “self-styled torchbearer of probity in governance has now been uncovered”.
Disgusted by the video of #KiritSomaiya uncovered by a Marathi information channel. The self styled torchbearer of probity in governance has now been uncovered. These whose morals are questionable have been pretending to be arbiters of public morality. On one hand his social gathering talks of ‘Beti…
— Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) July 17, 2023
She was referring to Somaiya’s previous corruption “crusades” towards BJP’s adversaries, together with his accusations in April that information of unlawful properties allegedly linked to former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had been tampered with.
(Edited by Uttara Ramaswamy)
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