Unhappy with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ clean chit to ministers battling graft allegations, legislators from the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday raised an uproar in the Upper House, demanding inquiries in all matters and resignations of the concerned ministers.
Amid the ruckus, the state legislative council was adjourned three times, the third time for the entire day as NCP and Congress MLCs stormed the well raising slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ministers in the government.
NCP’s Dhananjay Munde, Leader of Opposition in Upper House, said, “We will not let the House function till the government announces inquiries into all allegations of corruption against ministers. We presented evidence of graft against more than a dozen ministers, but the BJP-led government simply dismissed them without even considering the evidence and gave them a clean chit.”
The Opposition had levelled allegations of irregularities and graft against several ministers such as Pankaja Munde, Girish Bapat, Vishnu Savra, Vinod Tawde, Deepak Sawant and Ravindra Waikar, among others. Legislators had asked for inquiries under the ACB.