Khadse row: BJP defers any action for a few days
A day after high-level meetings in New Delhi and speculation about stern action against state revenue minister Eknath Khadse over the various controversies he is embroiled in, the BJP leadership has reportedly deferred its decision on the matter for at least a few days.
The minister, who has been at an undisclosed location, gave a video statement to IBN-Lokmat on Friday evening, rubbishing the allegations and terming it as a conspiracy against him. In the video, Khadse insisted he was busy preparing for a few major decisions to be taken in the cabinet meeting scheduled for next Tuesday.
On Thursday, in a meeting that lasted around 25 minutes in New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi reportedly told CM Devendra Fadnavis to wait for a few days before initiating any action against Khadse. The party is treading cautiously on the issue as it wants to avoid any adverse implications of any action against Khadse. It has not taken any action against ministers such as Sushma Sawaraj or CMs of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, or Maharashtra ministers Pankaja Munde and Vinod Tawde, all of whom have faced allegations of wrongdoing. Further, Khadse enjoys support in north Maharashtra and is also a prominent OBC leader in the state.
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