On Monday BJP leader alleged that Former leader Nitin Raut is using chatered flights for personal use to Bombay High Court.He used to travel through chatered flights to travel till Nagpur. Leader Raut also said during Covid-19 pandemic we were using flights only for official assignment and not for another personal work.
BJP leader Vishwas Pathak has alleged Nitin Raut for using chatered flights for personal use and has misused the power of being in the position of minister. A Public Interest litigation (PIL) was filed in this case.
BJP leader also said that Raut had pressurized the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) and other units and also administrative control so they they can bear expenses of the chatered flights.
The PIL has been filed stating that illegally the money was spent on the chatered flights also it should recover the money the amount been spent.
The PIL also stated that chatered flight was used in 12 different occasions for approximately Rs 3 crore and the benchof Justices Dipankanr Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar who were hearing on this case on Monday.
While hearing this case Congress MLA has denied the allegations and said that chatered flights were not used for personal works.
An affidavit has been filed in this case and Congress MLA said “ I deny that the expenditure incurred for the chatered flights was illegal, arbitrary and gross waste of public funds.
Raut said being the guardian minister of Nagpur at the time, he had to travel to the district in eastern Maharashtra routinely for administrative work. “On the relevant occasions, I had travelled to Nagpur for administrative work which included overseeing of day-to-day functions of the power companies and to resolve issues brought about by the lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Nisarga cyclone (which hit coastal Maharashtra in June 2020). This was to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity,” the affidavit said.