Riteish Deshmukh and his brother have allegedly offered “genuine” paperwork. (File)
Congress MLA Amit V Deshmukh, and Bollywood actor Riteish V Deshmukh – the sons of former Maharashtra Chief Minister the late Vilasrao Deshmukh – at this time rejected outright contentions that they’ve allegedly sought mortgage waivers of Rs four.75 crore from the federal government.
“The social media messages are circulating in various groups and forums since before the Lok Sabha elections. We have already issued a clarification. Again these messages strangely resurfaced during the last assembly elections,” Amit Deshmukh stated.
“It is now clear that some vested elements are behind this mischief. We are lodging a police complaint now to thoroughly investigate the entire matter and nab the perpetrators of these fake messages,” he added.
As per a purported doc dated February 2, 2019 from Latur, Amit Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh have allegedly availed an enormous farm mortgage of round Rs four.75 crore and have additionally reportedly sought that it ought to be written off.
The purported doc bears hand-written notings revealing the alleged mortgage quantities of the 2 siblings and a question, all penned with a yellow marker-pen: “Advise, how to waive off the loan”.
In response to the “fake” papers viral on social media, Amit Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh promptly offered the “genuine” paperwork from the identical division in Latur, the newest copy, dated November 29, 2019, which has no figures of any alleged excellent mortgage quantities or a so-called plea for a waiver.
An official supply stated that no matter the loans availed by any farmer, as per the federal government guidelines, solely a most quantity of round Rs 1.50 lakh could be written off.
“Even this would be possible only if the applicants clear other stringent parameters, but those farmers who are filing IT returns and other conditions, etc, shall not be eligible for any government loan waiver scheme benefits,” the official defined.
Political sources declare that rival political parts exterior or throughout the social gathering could also be concentrating on Amit Deshmukh as his identify is doing the rounds for a potential ministerial berth among the many youthful lot of MLAs.