Tawde, who is Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative council, told a press conference in Pune that the permission granted to the organisation, which had a suspicious track record of inciting violence, was a questionable decision on part of the Mumbai police, which acted under pressure from a minister. He, however, refused name the minister.
Tawde, who called on Maharashtra Governor K Shankarnarayanan, presently in the city, said the governor was "concerned" about the law and order and drought-like situation in the state and would be talking with the government on the issue.
Tawde said state home minister R R Patil [ Images ] had completely failed to ensure law and order in Maharashtra and demanded bifurcation of the home portfolio.
"The home portfolio should be bifurcated into social and law administration departments and a tough minister should be put in charge of law and order situation," he said.
Patil should be given work related to social security under the home portfolio, he added.