KHADSE CAMP PRESSURISES BJP NOT TO ACT AGAINST HIM
MUMBAI: State revenue minister and senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse, currently in hot soup over allegations of corruption, is putting pressure on chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and the party to not take any action against him. A group of elected representatives of the BJP, including Jalgaon MP AT Patil and three legislators from the area, called on state BJP president Raosaheb Danve in Mumbai and expressed discontent over Khadse being isolated within the party.
Khadse, who skipped the state cabinet meeting on Tuesday, continued to stay in his constituency in Jalgaon district in north Maharashtra on Wednesday. He spent most of his day meeting supporters and discussing the situation. This led to hectic political activity in Jalgaon with Khadse supporters getting aggressive and issuing a veiled threat to the party against taking any action against him.
While Fadnavis and Danve have been maintaining the party is with Khadse, other party leaders have chosen not to defend the beleaguered minister. BJP chief Amit Shah told the media that Fadnavis has been dealing with the issue and will decide what to do about it.
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