NAVI MUMBAI: Without naming BJP MLA Ganesh Naik, who had recently claimed at a political gathering in Turbhe that “international dons across the world know who Ganesh Naik is,” NCP MP Supriya Sule on Friday said she will demand an SIT inquiry into the statement. Sule claimed the statement, made by “a public representative,” is a national security issue. She was addressing a gathering of NCP workers in Navi Mumbai as part of preparations for the forthcoming NMMC elections.
Naik, BJP’s Airoli MLA, had addressed a gathering in Turbhe, where a local former corporator defected from BJP to Shiv Sena. Naik had said, “International dons know who Ganesh Naik is” and told the gathering not to be afraid of local goons and that people could call him even in the middle of night in case of trouble and he would help them.
Sule said, “I will write a letter to Union home minister Amit Shah stating that if an MLA in Maharashtra proclaims at a public gathering that he has contacts with international dons, an SIT inquiry must be immediately ordered. Also, in keeping with the favourite word ‘transparency’ uttered by Devendra Fadnavis, citizens of Maharashtra need an answer to this in a transparent manner.”