Desai offers to quit, Fadnavis says no

Reacting to allegations against Mr. Desai on Friday, Mr. Fadnavis had said the government will request the Lokayukta to consider the case. Mr. Desai, 75, a Sena veteran, said he met Mr. Fadnavis and offered to resign from the State Cabinet. The Opposition has accused Mr. Desai of violating norms while allegedly denotifying lands acquired by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in Nashik. The party stands firmly behind Mr. Desai,” Mr. ThackerayMr. Fadnavis’s decision to not accept Mr. Desai’s resignation expectedly didn’t go down well with the Opposition. Mumbai: Shiv Sena MLA and State Industries Minister Subhash Desai, accused of graft by the Opposition, offered to resign but his request was turned down by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday.

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