"I have seen other governments besides the Congress and the NCP. I have very closely observed the Shiv Sena and the BJP government in 1995. But, in a democracy, I have not seen such a blatant misuse of power in the last 40 years," Pawar said, while addressing reporters here.

Samir, nephew of NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal was arrested last evening after over six hours of grilling under the provision of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) with the contention that he was not co-operating with investigation and thus his custodial interrogation was necessary.

Pawar however, while answering a query, said that Chhagan Bhujbal should co-operate with the investigation and come out clean of all charges.

"This is not a matter of protests. There are more important issues concerning the people of the state that need urgent attention at the moment," the veteran politician said.

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