Maharashtra Congress demands BJP leader Pankaja Munde’s ouster over audio clip

Pankaja, in the unverified is also heard saying false cases would be lodged against the supporters of Namdev Shastri Maharaj, the chief mahant of Bhagwangad.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:October 8, 2016 8:07 pm
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The Maharashtra Congress Saturday demanded sacking of senior state Minister and BJP leader Pankaja Munde over an audio clip, in which she is purportedly heard “threatening” the chief priest of Bhagwangad hill shrine and sought a probe into the matter.

Pankaja is embroiled in a fresh controversy after the audio clip surfaced in which she is purportedly heard “threatening” a priest of the Bhagwangad hill shrine in Ahmednaagr district to allow her to make a speech on Dussehra.

Pankaja, in the unverified audio is also heard saying false cases would be lodged against the supporters of Namdev Shastri Maharaj, the chief mahant of Bhagwangad.

Namdev Maharaj, who enjoyed close relations with Pankaja’s father and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, reportedly fell out with her after Munde’s death.

“Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should remove Pankaja from his Council of Ministers and not give a clean chit to her,” Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) spokesperson Sachin Sawnt told reporters here.

Sawant alleged that there was nothing surprising in what Pankaja is heard saying in the clip given the past allegations in irregularities in purchases of Rs 206 crore in her department.

“This is a law and order issue and misuse of ministerial position”, the spokesperson claimed and sought a probe into the matter.

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    Avinash
    Oct 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm
    So you mean Modi was doing propaa when he accused hi family of corruption? because so far no proof and no arrest of hi family members...
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      Venkataraman Jagadesan
      Oct 9, 2016 at 12:19 am
      Congress will stoop to any level to talk bad of BJP. They have realized that their doomsday is nearing since they are going to loose badly at UP,Punjab and Goa. We all know they are depending on negativepropaa which is going to backfire. Jai HInd.
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        Venkataraman Jagadesan
        Oct 9, 2016 at 12:21 am
        Sorry it is not thing balooon bursts then HI BUT FAKE I FAMILY. Once the baloon bursts the answer will come to every ones question. Jai Hind.
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          mathimathi
          Oct 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm
          After Chikki Scam, Pankaja Munde is Now Involve in Biscuit Scam. over audio clip. Jumla Party with SCams
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            Sushil Kumar
            Oct 8, 2016 at 3:58 pm
            This is just one minute of her life. please think of 365*24*60 = 525600. so this video clip is less than .00001 percent of her wrong doingslt;br/gt;God save what will surface if you hear Modi and Ambani and Modi and Adani dealslt;br/gt;This is not democracy.
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              Brave Soldier
              Oct 8, 2016 at 5:04 pm
              At least they can't be as bad as what Congress / AAP are already saying out in the open
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                VIVEK
                Oct 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm
                There I agree with you. Price of gas have really come down and many people are sweating.
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