Congress in Maharashtra said that blatant endorsement of corruption has been the “hallmark” of the Devendra Fadnavis-led state government which completes a year in office this week.
“Fadnavis has a penchant for granting clean chits to his ministers without an inquiry into any allegation of misdeed,” Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Sachin Sawant said.
“Fadnavis just speaks on transparency in governance but does not implement it. He has set a precedent in supporting corruption and this is regrettable. Blatant endorsement of corruption has been the hallmark of this government,” Sawant said.
Reiterating his demand for a CBI probe into the alleged suicide of Senior Police Inspector in Jalgaon Ashok Sadare, Sawant said the leak of the police department probe into the suicide by a BJP activist Deepak Falak which has gone viral in the social media is a cause of concern.
He claimed that Falak has been travelling with Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse during his official visits to different parts of the state.
“The issue is how did the report reach the BJP activist. Who is interested in it? The report casts aspersion on Sadare’s professional record and makes no mention of the two police officer whom the deceased cop named in the suicide note, as being responsible for his death. Similarly, there is no mention of alleged sand mafia Sagar Chaudhary,” he claimed.
Sawant alleged that Fadnavis had not taken action against the decision of Principal secretary (energy) Mukesh Khullar to scrap his decision to grant Rs 572 crore electricity duty waiver to JSW Steel.
“The decision to grant a waiver was in violation of business rules in the first place and was done in connivance with energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule.
It was done without consent of the Cabinet. Now the principal secretary (energy) stays his own decision when the wrong doing is revealed through an RTI query. But, no action is taken against him so far,”he said.
The BJP government will complete a year in office on October 31 while Shiv Sena joined the government later.