Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse Forced To Resign Over Land Scam Allegations

The Logical Indian

June 4th, 2016 / 4:29 PM

Source: The Indian Express | Image Courtesy: dailymail.co.uk

After a week-long speculation over his continuity as a member of the cabinet, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse handed his resignation on Saturday from all his ministerial portfolios after being embroiled in multiple allegations of corruptions.

He was kept on tenterhooks for the last 15 days after a Pune-based realtor Hemant Gavande made allegations of land grabbing against him. Khadse allegedly misused his position as the state’s revenue minister and illegally carried out sales deeds for a three-acre industrial plot Bhosari, Pune in the name of his wife and son-in-law, reported The Indian Express.

To add to his woe, Khadse’s phone number was also found in the call records of most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

To many it seems to be a directive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. The resignation came after a phone call from Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to Mr. Khadse, conveying that he should obey the party order.

An unfazed Khadse, however, maintained that he was not involved in any sort of murky land deals, he has also denied any links with Dawood Ibrahim.

But owing so all these allegations, many from his own party wanted him to resign. The speculation that has been doing the rounds since Monday finally took place today.


The Logical Indian appreciates BJP for making Khadse resign from his position for his involvement in the murky land deal. Such action should set an example for other political parties in our country and compel other lawmakers to resign if charges of corruptions are made against them.

 


Contributors

Written by :

Edited by :

Related Stories

Actor Dileep Leaves AMMA After Four Actresses Resign To Protest His Reinstatement

J&K BJP Ministers Resign For Cabinet Reshuffle

Korean company

Korean Firm That Pledged To Invest Rs 90,000 Cr In UP Has Annual Revenue Of Just Rs 13 Cr

Fiscal Deficit

Govt Breaches Fiscal Deficit In 8 Months; Expenditure More Than Revenue By 112% Of Target

Thomas Chandy

Kerala Transport Minister Resigns After High Court Slammed Him Over Land Grab Allegations

Pakistan PM Forced To Resign Thanks To Panama Papers; 1 Year On, Where Does The Indian Investigation Stand?

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

Every Vote Counts: The Story Of A Polling Team That Went Missing For Almost A Month

News

20 Killed As Fire Engulfs Coaching Center In Surat

Awareness

Fifth Consecutive Term For Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik; What Makes Him So Popular?

News

How NaMo Stole The Show And Why Its Not A Surprise

News

Facebook Removes Billions Of Fake Accounts To Clean Its Platform

Opinion

NDA 2.0: What It Means For India’s Environment?

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.