Maharashtra water resources minister Girish Mahajan, who is seen as chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’s blue-eyed boy, bore the brunt of criticism from three prominent BJP leaders in just one week. Nitin Gadkari slammed him for not spending the funds earmarked for river cleaning. Sudhir Mungantiwar gave him an earful for his early departure from the state government headquarters Mantralaya. Anil Gote questioned Mahajan’s appointment as in-charge of the Dhule municipal corporation polls. If you ask partymen, they say, these seem like proxy strikes on Fadnavis.