The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI -

Ek­nath Khadse has been em­broiled in a slew of con­tro­ver­sies and that led to his res­ig­na­tion from the state cab­i­net.

Khadse was in trou­ble over al­le­ga­tions that his fam­ily pur­chased a three-acre plot in Pune that the Ma­ha­rash­tra In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion had ac­quired and re­served for In­dus­tries. The then min­is­ter’s fam­ily had al­legedly pur­chased the plot for just Rs 3.75 crore, whereas the ac­tual plot price was around Rs 35 crore.

The BJP leader also fac­ing al­le­ga­tions that he had been in tele­phonic con­ver­sa­tion with the wife of fugi­tive un­der­world don Da­wood Ibrahim and that his Per­sonal As­sis­tant (PA) had taken bribes.

So­cial ac­tivist An­jali Da­ma­nia has also ac­cused Khadse of pass­ing al­leged deroga­tory re­marks about her.

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