Published On : Sat, Jun 4th, 2016

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse resigns

Eknath KhadseNagpur/Mumbai: Just IN : Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse has submitted his resignations  letter to CM fadnavis after meeting him at his residence early morning. Shortly official announcement will be made by Maharashtra BJP president.  Sudhir Mungatiwar was also present in the meeting wherein Khadse was asked to submit his resignation.

More details awaited.

Earlier the BJP has begun the process to act against Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse, deploying emissaries to impress upon him to accept “wrongdoing” in a land deal in which he is facing allegations of impropriety. The party also indicated that the row over allegations that he received phone calls from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim too was not handled responsibly.

The last 24 hours saw Khadse making concerted attempts to plead his case with the Central and state leadership to defend himself on the controversies. On Friday evening, Khadse tweeted, “As a responsible agriculture minister, I am focusing on farmers’ issues. Allow me to do my work, instead of clarifying on baseless and planned allegations. An appeal to media.”