Few hours after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a case against him and others in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam case, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that he would have been “surprised” had there not been such an action against him given the “huge” response he received during his poll campaign in Maharashtra.
In a sarcastic comment, Sharad Pawar also “thanked” the central agency for naming him in the case relating to the bank of which he “is not a member and was not involved in its decision-making” in any way.
The Maharashtra unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), however, justified the Enforcement Directorate (ED) action, saying it took the steps as per rules and procedure.
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