Digvijaya Singh had taken this argument a step further and accused Fadnavis of “nepotism” as the state agency’s order was asking developers to open accounts in a private bank, where coincidently Fadnavis’s wife Amruta Fadnavis works.
SRA in Mumbai headed by CM of Maharashtra has officially asked all SRA developers to open accounts only in Worli branch of Axis Bank.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) 18 March 2016
Do you know why ? Mrs Fadnavis is the Vice President of Axis Bank ! A windfall for the Axis Bank a private Bank. Height of Nepotism ! — digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) 18 March 2016Answering to Singh’s accusation, Fadnavis had said that no rules were violated with that order and clarified that the decision had no connection with his wife whatsoever as she was just an officer at the bank and handles back office.
“I am instructed to call upon you to make amends and to retract the allegations made by you against my client while simultaneously tendering an unconditional apology to him (CM) within two weeks on your same Tweeter handle @digvijaya_28 after the receipt of this notice first at any of the three addresses mentioned above, failing which my client Devendra Fadnavis shall have no option but to initiate appropriate civil and/or criminal proceedings against you at your own risk as to the costs and consequences thereof of which please take a serious note. May wisdom prevail!”The notice also said that should Singh, not issue an apology within this allotted time, Fadnavis will take the matter to court and file a defamation case among other proceedings against him.