GOVT RUSHES TO DEFEND MIN­IS­TER EKNATH KHADSE

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MUM­BAI: Days af­ter rev­enue min­is­ter and se­nior BJP leader Eknath Khadse found him­self in the dock over the ar­rest of an al­leged aide in a Rs30-crore bribery case, the state gov­ern­ment just fell short of giv­ing him a clean chit on Fri­day.

Ram Shinde, min­is­ter of state for home said, “Pri­mar­ily, it seems Khadse has no con­nec­tion with the case. The ACB is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter and it will pun­ish all those found guilty,” Shinde said.

Khadse sent a defama­tion no­tice to ac­tivist An­jali Da­ma­nia for mak­ing false al­le­ga­tions and also re­quested chief min­is­ter Devendra Fadnavis to probe her in­ten­tions.

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