Mumbai: Mum Shiv Sena on audio clips “showing breakup” between Ramdas Kadam and Anil Parab

The Shiv Sena maintained a studied silence after audio clips highlighting the alleged rift between senior Ramdas Kadam party leaders and Maharashtra’s transport minister Anil Parab went viral on Saturday.

A series of audio clips of conversations Kadam had with one of his associates reveals the happiness allegedly expressed by Kadam at the action initiated by various authorities regarding the alleged illegal constructions of Parab in Ratnagiri and Mumbai. Kadam was also reportedly heard of how he planned to meet with BJP leaders, including Pravin Darekar and Kirit Somaiya, who relentlessly attack the Sena.

Senior Shiv Sena officials said they did not want to comment on the issue, which stemmed from a personal grouse between the two leaders. Kadam, who was a minister in the previous BJP-Sena government, has been sidelined in the current MVA government.

On Saturday, Vaibhav Khedekar of MNS, chairman of the Khed Nagar panchayat in Ratnagiri, along with NCP chief Sanjay Kadam in Khed produced eight audio clips at a press conference and alleged that information relating to alleged irregularities in a seaside resort linked to Parab were provided by another Sena. chief, Kadam. Parab argued that he had no connection with these two constructions.

In the audio clips, Kadam is said to speak to his close associate Prasad Karve about information about an illegal structure in Dapoli and an office in Bandra (East) allegedly linked to Parab and expressing his joy at the Lokayukta ordering the demolition of the office in Bandra (East). ). In one of the clips, Karve was allegedly overheard talking with Kadam about BJP chief Kirit Somaiya and talking about arranging a meeting between Somaiya and Kadam.

“This stems from a personal feud between Kadam and Parab for three decades. It has nothing to do with the party but rather it is a personal enmity between them, ”said a leader on condition of anonymity.

Parab was not available for comment.

Kadam, meanwhile, denied that it was his voice in the audio clips.

He also said that there was no personal enmity between him and his brother. “Recently my family attended his family function. And there is no truth to having personal enmity between us, ”said Kadam, a former Sena minister in the previous government. Kadam is a member of the Legislative Council and will retire on January 1, 2022.

Kadam also claimed that he denounced Khedekar’s corruption, which is why he opposed him. “I have brought charges against Khedekar and Kadam in previous allegations. I will now file a complaint against them, ”he added.