NCP reminds Fadnavis of Zoting committee arrange to inquire into land seize allegations against Eknath Khadse
The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday claimed that the retired Justice Kailash U Chandiwal Committee arrange by the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities is an eyewash because it has no powers to probe the allegations against State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.
Refuting the declare, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), an MVA companion, reminded the BJP of a committee of retired Justice constituted by then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to examine allegations of irregularities in land dealings value ₹300 crore in Navi Mumbai. The NCP accused the BJP of involving in doublespeak.
“Constitution of the Justice (retired) Kailash U Chandiwal Committee for probing the allegations against Mr. Deshmukh is just of committee nature and not as a judicial commission. Neither has it been constituted nor has been given the powers under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1952 as was done in case of the Justice Zoting Committee during our tenure,” Mr. Fadnavis, Leader of Opposition, mentioned.
The Zoting committee, Mr. Fadnavis referred to, was arrange by the earlier BJP-led authorities to inquire into the allegations of land seize against then Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse. Mr. Khadse had to resign from the State Cabinet. Later, as an MLA of the BJP, he made a number of calls for to make public the Zoting committee report by which he claimed that he had obtained a clear chit. Ultimately, the variations between Mr. Khadse and Mr. Fadnavis led to the previous quitting the BJP and becoming a member of the NCP after the MVA got here to energy.
Mr. Fadnavis mentioned that the BJP was of the opinion that appointing such a committee was merely an eyewash. “It does not solve any purpose, looking at the gravity and severity of the allegations. Now the question is how a retired Justice without power will inquire against a sitting Home Minister,” he mentioned.
The Chandiwal committee is tasked with probing the allegations made by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh against Mr. Deshmukh the place he claimed that the Home Minister had allegedly requested suspended assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze to acquire ₹100 crore a month from bars and eating places.
The NCP mentioned the Chandiwal committee was fashioned on comparable traces on which Mr. Fadnavis had arrange the Zoting committee. “Bhatija land dealings in Mumbai were probed by a committee formed on similar rules. If that was as per rules, why is Mr. Fadnavis involved in doublespeak now? The Chandiwal committee will submit its report in six months and the truth will come out. Mr. Fadnavis should show patience, but instead he is getting restless,” State Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik mentioned.