Revenue minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Khadse, who is facing dual charges of an illegal land deal in Pune and alleged connection with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has submitted his resignation letter to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday. Hitting out at Khadse, former Maharashtra chief minister Chavan said he should have resigned on the first day of reports. The BJP was upset over allegations against Khadse, a senior BJP leader in the land deal.
Khadse is in a spot over the purchase of a three-acre Maharashtra Industrial Development Corp land in Pune allegedly at a low price of around Rs 3.75 crore from its original owner in the name of his wife and son-in-law. The market value of the land is reportedly Rs 40 crore. He is also facing allegation that his mobile number reportedly appeared in the call records of Dawood Ibrahim.
Reports also stated that Fadnavis would also be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ‘Khadse’ issue. Sources in the BJP said that the Prime Minister will take a final decision over the matter after consultation with Shah and senior cabinet colleagues.