Washim: Forest Minister Sanjay Rathore has given the first reaction regarding the death of Pooja Chavan. In the case of Pooja Chavan, very dirty politics was done. But there was an attempt to discredit me and the Banjara community through social media and other means. The truth will come out from the inquiry, said Sanjay Rathore.
My Banjara community and I share the grief of Pooja Chavan’s family. Pooja Chavan’s death case is being treated very dirty politics, it is very wrong and baseless. The worst kind of devastation to my social and political life of the last 30 years continues. There is nothing factual about what is shown about me. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered an inquiry into the matter. The truth will come out from the inquiry, said Sanjay Rathore. He joined hands and pleaded not to slander me and my family.
I was nowhere to be found. Today, I will start my work by visiting the holy land of Pohardevi, said Rathod. I am loved by many people. I have worked with everyone so far. Don’t get me wrong by one incident. The inquiry will reveal the truth, said Sanjay Rathore.
Pooja Chavan, a 22-year-old girl from Parli in Beed, fell from her house in Pune and died on February 7. The primary suspicion is that Pooja committed suicide. She was staying in Pune for an English speaking class. She is suspected of committing suicide by jumping from a building. After her suicide, there was talk that Minister Sanjay Rathore was involved in the suicide. The BJP lodged a complaint. Besides, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis had written a letter directly to the Commissioner of Police demanding an inquiry. Not one or two but 12 audio clips of Pooja Chavan and the minister came to light. Later, BJP leader Chitra Wagh claimed that the voice in the audio clip belonged to Forest Minister Sanjay Rathore and demanded that a case of culpable homicide be filed against him.