Mumbai, May 9 :  NCP chief Sharad Pawar today accused BJP of “misusing power” to investigate the corruption charges against senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal. Speaking to reporters at Satara in western Maharashtra, Pawar also made it clear that Bhujbal’s arrest would not have “any effect on the NCP’s strength”. Also read: ‘Bharat Mata’ row: Sharad Pawar says Devendra Fadnavis must stay neutral Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Voting Underway In 2nd Phase of DDC Polls Amid Tight Security

“If he (Bhujbal) is indeed guilty of the charges against him, then he will duly have to suffer punishment…But if he is proven innocent, they (BJP) will have to pay for pressurising the enforcement agencies,” Pawar said. Bhujbal, a former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with multi-crore graft cases lodged against him in March this year. Senior NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare are under the Anti-Corruption Bureau’s (ACB) scanner for their alleged involvement in the irrigation scam. Also Read - GHMC Elections 2020 LIVE Updates: 18.2% Voter Turnout Recorded Till Noon; Repolls in 69 Stations

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