Maharashtra’s revenue minister Eknath Khadse, who is facing multiple corruption allegations, submitted his resignation to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday.
“Since there are sustained campaign to malign my image and my party, I have decided to resign,” Khadse said. He has been accused in the acquisition of a plot near Pune at a very low price and of receiving calls from gangster Dawood Ibrahim.
The move comes after order from high command in BJP to obey the party’s diktat.
Recently, Fadnavis met BJP president Amit Shah regarding the same matter and said that he had submitted the facts to him.
The BJP senior minister held important portfolios like revenue and agriculture. He said he has become the victim of media trial.
He told Indian Express:
“I still maintain I have done nothing wrong. But there is a campaign against me without providing concrete evidence. I have always fought against corruption all my life.”
Maharashtra BJP chief Raosaheb Danve said that the party supports him and believe he has done nothing wrong.