CM backs ministers, hits out at Cong-NCP
BJP’S STATE EXECUTIVE MEET
PUNE: Countering the allegations of graft and wrongdoing levelled against his ministers, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis defended his cabinet colleagues, including senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse who was forced to step down earlier this month.
Speaking at the opening session of the party’s state executive meeting in Pune on Saturday, Fadnavis said the allegations — against several ministers, including women and child development minister Pankaja Munde, education minister Vinod Tawde, water resources minister Girish Mahajan, and even party’s state president Raosaheb Danve — were a “false propaganda” by the opposition. “Just as we are taking the development agenda forward, there is an attempt to target our ministers. How can Congress-NCP accuse us of land deals when they have been slammed by the CAG report for grabbing land?” said the CM. “This is a conspiracy... It is like Goebbels [Nazi propaganda minister] propaganda in absence of any evidence.”
Unmask their [leaders from Congress, NCP] corruption rackets, collect documents and file cases against them. DEVENDRA FADNAVIS, CM