After previous Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse, charges of area snatch have surfaced against another BJP pioneer and state priest Girish Mahajan, with Congress today blaming him for “persuasively” securing land in Jalgaon locale in 2002 under the guise of setting up a sugar plant.
Congress likewise asserted that the Water Conservation Minister deliberately kept the “unlawful” area bargain under wraps and did not uncover it in his discretionary sworn statements.
The gathering undermined to approach court against Mahajan, looking for his preclusion as a MLA for “disguising the points of interest of his territory proprietorship from decision oaths in ensuing Assembly races (after 2002)”.
In the interim, the NCP said Mahajan has “no good or lawful right to proceed as priest after a progression of misappropriations”.
Tending to correspondents here, MPCC representative Sachin Sawant asserted that “in 2002, Mahajan, alongside Khadse, coercively and illicitly gained around 5 sections of land of area at Mangaon town in Bhusawal taluka in Jalgaon locale under the clothing of beginning a helpful sugar plant, which never came up”.
The Congress pioneer charged the area arrangement was executed without taking authorization from the then government.
“On the off chance that he (Mahajan) needed to begin a sugar plant, why was the area moved in his name? On top of it, this is ‘Mahar vatan’ land, which can’t be exchanged without the administration’s authorization, which for this situation was not taken,” Sawant claimed.
“Watan” terrains are “inam” (blessing from a ruler to a subject) for administration. The term is by and large utilized as a part of a more extensive sense to indicate any estrangement in area with or without administration.
NCP MLC Kiran Pawaskar said the Congress ought to rather move court against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for “protecting” Mahajan.
“This is not the first run through Mahajan has been blamed for enjoying wrongdoings. Firstly, he has damaged his vow that he took before turning into a priest by keeping unlawful property in his name. Additionally, he is a constant guilty party. There was no move made against him when he had once conveyed a pistol while going by understudies in school,” he said.
Pawaskar said that Mahajan has no privilege to proceed as pastor.
“Such a man has no privilege to be a clergyman. Either the CM makes quick move against him or the Congress, rather than drawing closer the court against Mahajan, ought to rather do as such against Fadnavis for protecting and not making a move against his errant priest,” Pawaskar said.
At the point when reached for his response, Mahajan just said that he couldn’t review obviously whether he had bought any such land.
Khadse had surrendered as of late over claims of union and irreconcilable situation in the buy of area in Pune region in name of his family. MM NSK BSA