The arrest of senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Padamsinh Patil rocked the Maharashtra legislature on Monday with the opposition parties demanding resignation of state Home Minister Jayant Patil and Information Minister Rana Jagjitsinh Patil, who is also the son of the accused.
The entire opposition was on its feet minutes after the house assembled for the day and raised slogans accusing the state government of allegedly attempting to shield Padamsinh Patil.
Leader of Opposition in the assembly, Shiv Sena's Ramdas Kadam, raised the issue and demanded the resignation of the two ministers. He also demanded a detailed discussion and a statement by the government on the issue. Following this, the house was adjourned for 15 minutes.
Patil was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) early on Sunday and was later remanded to CBI custody till June 14 by a court in Panvel, around 100 km from Mumbai. He has been charged with the murder and criminal conspiracy to kill his cousin Pavan Raje Nimbalkar, a Congress leader, at Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai in 2006.