Shiv Sena on Sunday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Central government for allegedly using Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) for pressurising the nin-saffron governments and political opponents in the country.
"Even in the pre-independence period, people were not afraid of the tyrannical British rule. Today rich politicians, industrialists submit before the 'ED' and 'CBI'. The ruling party uses such mechanisms to put pressure on the opponents," Shiv Sena said in its mouthpiece Saamana.
Shiv Sena said that Maharashtra police and experts have a 'clear opinion' ED entered into former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's house illegally for the raid.
"A large contingent of Central police has surrounded Deshmukh's house. The ED acted as if Deshmukh was a dacoit of Chambal Valley... This entry is illegal, the Maharashtra Police and experts have a clear opinion. But no one is ready to speak and stand against ED," it stated.
"This is a direct attack on the autonomy of Maharashtra," Saamana added.