MUMBAI: After Minister for Dairy Development Mahadev Jankar, state BJP president Raosaheb Danve courted controversy for asking voters to accept money, at an election rally in Paithan near Aurangbad. At an election rally on Saturday, Danve allegedly asked voters not to refuse “Laxmi (money) if she comes a day ahead of the elections”. Opposition Congress and Samajwadi Party demanded action against Danve while sources in the State Election Commission disclosed that the District Collector and election returning officer will take action on the basis of the complaint filed in this regard.
Minister Mahadev Jankar is already facing heat for his alleged attempt to pressurise the local election official over telephone, asking him to consider Congress candidate as an Independent in the election to Desaiganj municipal council. Jankar is now facing a court case in the matter.