Published On : Wed, Aug 10th, 2016

Chaudhary challenges Bawankule to prove his innocence in job-for-land scam!

  • NCP leader Kishore Chaudhary claims to have enough documents to prove his allegation against Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule

photoNagpur: More trouble erupted for State Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule after his name surfaced in getting jobs to his family members in Mahavitaran and Mahanirmiti by showing them as project affected people. NCP leader Kishore Chaudhary who broke the scam, has now challenged Bawankule for an open discussion. He has asked Bawankule to come out from hibernation and prove his innocence in the said scam.

Chaudhary even refuted the allegations of Bawankule who tried to back fire him on the said allegation. He said that he had never moved court against Bawankule and hence there was question of winning or losing the court battle as the latter claimed. He said, “Bawankule should prove that the allegations I have leveled are false.”

Pointing out to Bawankule’s remarks about him he said, “Bawankule was right when he said I am a small man. Truth also is small but when it explodes it gets bigger.”

It may be mentioned that Chaudhary was previously in BJP and later left the party to join NCP. He also threw light on the reasons why he had to quit BJP. He informed that when he was in BJP, he was elected as the Panchayat Committee member. At that time he fought in the best interest of farmers whose land were acquired for laying the water pipe line from Parseoni-Saoner- Kamptee-Nagpur. The pipe line was meant to draw Pench waters towards Nagpur. He informed that the farmers were not being given compensation for the acquired land as per the market rate. He then agitated and got the works stalled for over a fortnight. “At that time Bawankule along with Nitin Gadkari reached out to me but I preferred to favour the farmers. As a result my membership was cancelled and they also went public saying that I was terminated from BJP. Later I accepted the leadership of NCP leaders Anil Deshmukh and Ajit Pawar and entered NCP,” he told Nagpur Today.

He also questioned the piling wealth account of Bawankule saying that he did not even own a house in 1996 and now owns series of disproportionate assets, transferred in the name of family members. Chaudhary said he also possess documentary evidences of all the allegations that he has leveled upon Bawankule. “Now he should appear on public platform to prove that he was not involved,” he said.

Meanwhile, sources from Koradi claimed that Bawankule now fears troubled waters ahead as he is left with no clue how to deny the clear case of his involvement in the scam. Chaudhary also demanded immediate intervention from the State Government to take action in the matter. “Bawankule must resign from his post now as he has no moral rights to serve the post anymore,” Chaudhary said.

– Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha (rajeev.nagpurtoday@gmail.com)