Lokayukta probe: NCP takes on Fadnavis

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.

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