Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut hit out at the Maharashtra government for bringing NCP leader Ajit Pawar back as the Deputy Chief Minister. He said, 'Who has given the clean chit to Ajit Pawar? Which court has absolved him of charges? Who has investigated the matter? He himself claims to be innocent. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will have to respond to this. I feel that the CM struck a deal with NCP to stay in power.'