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Lokayukta probe: NCP takes on Fadnavis

  • Lokayukta probe: NCP takes on Fadnavis

    Summary: On Friday, Mr. Fadnavis announced a Lokayukta probe into the Opposition allegation of impropriety in clearing a slum redevelopment project in the city by Housing Minister Prakash Mehta, a BJP MLA. Mumbai: The NCP on Saturday said the decision by Chief Minister Minister Devendra Fadnavis to refer the allegation against his cabinet colleague Prakash Mehta to the Lokayukta was ‘clever game’ to save himself from possible fallouts. He said according to the Maharashtra Lokayukta Act, the CM does’nt come under the purview of the Lokayukta. It had also accused Mr. Mehta of incorporating the names of his family members as beneficiaries of a slum redevelopment project in Ghatkopar. This is also an attempt to show people that he will not let any allegation go without an inquiry,” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said.

    Mumbai: The NCP on Saturday said the decision by Chief Minister Minister Devendra Fadnavis to refer the allegation against his cabinet colleague Prakash Mehta to the Lokayukta was ‘clever game’ to save himself from possible fallouts. On Friday, Mr. Fadnavis announced a Lokayukta probe into the Opposition allegation of impropriety in clearing a slum redevelopment project in the city by Housing Minister Prakash Mehta, a BJP MLA. “The CM has played a clever game , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,On the one hand, he has saved his own skin. This is also an attempt to show people that he will not let any allegation go without an inquiry,” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said. He said according to the Maharashtra Lokayukta Act, the CM does’nt come under the purview of the Lokayukta. “When the Housing Minister himself said he had apprised the CM of his decision to sign the file [relating to the slum development in question], it’s obvious the CM would be made to answer some difficult questions. Since the Lokayukta will not probe that angle, there will no questions raised against Mr.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/lokayukta-probe-ncp-takes-on-fadnavis/article19483778.ece


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