Sharad Pawar criticises Uddhav's call on Bhima Koregaon probe
By Krishna Kumar Mumbai: In the first major fissures within the government, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has come out against Uddhav Thackeray's decision to hand over the Bhima Koregaon probe to the NIA. NCP Chief Sharad Pawar on Friday criticised Uddhav’s decision to hand over the probe to the NIA and called it 'more wrong' and said the state should not have handed over the probe to NIA. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Pawar said that while the decision to give the probe to the NIA was ‘the chief minister’s prerogative’, the NCP did not agree with it. "It is the chief minister’s prerogative; he can take a decision in this regard. However, we feel that the conduct of some of the officers in the home department is objectionable. We have got complaints from many organisations (on these officers) Vard including Dalit organisations", said the NCP chief.
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