Former Minister Eknath  Khadse to move privilege notice against Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash  Desai next week 

Khadse had resigned in June 2016 after he was accused of using his post as Revenue minister to facilitate the land deal in favour of his wife and son-in-law.

Published: 22nd March 2018 04:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2018 04:36 PM   |  A+A-

Senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra Minister Eknath Khadse (File | PTI)

By PTI

MUMBAI: BJP leader Eknath Khadse, who had to quit as a minister nearly two years back amid a string of charges, including irregularities in a land deal, today said he would move a breach of privilege notice against Industries Minister Subhash Desai next week.

Khadse made the announcement in the state Legislative Assembly today.

Accusing Desai of giving false information to the Assembly about the Bhosari MIDC land deal, Khadse today sought the Speaker's permission to move the privilege notice against the minister.

Khadse had resigned in June 2016 after he was accused of using his post as Revenue minister to facilitate the land deal in favour of his wife and son-in-law.

The Industries department had claimed ownership of the three-acre plot in Bhosari near Pune, and termed Khadse's purchase illegal.

A one-man commission comprising retired justice Dinkar Zoting, which probed the allegations against Khadse, has submitted its report last year. Khadse said the allegation stuck to him for the last two years and he wanted to give correct facts to the people.

"I want to point out the discrepancies," he said.

Khadse said he had moved a breach of privilege notice against Desai on July 9 last year.

"However, I did not get any reply on the issue," he said.

"Therefore, I will again move the notice against him next week, so that I can put forth my stand before the people through the Assembly," the former minister said.

 

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