15 May, 2021

To Take That Call Or Not?

Khadse the Leva Patil strongman has put the BJP in a fix. Even his exit, after all, was made ceremonious.

Strong Act
Khadse has a huge support base in the northern districts
To Take That Call Or Not?

Controversies And Khadse

From Dawood ‘calls’ to land deals—the whole gamut

In November 2014, within days of the BJP winning in Maharashtra, Khadse, who has never hid his displeasure working under a junior Fadnavis, took a dig at the CM saying people wanted a non-Brahmin to become CM

  • Khadse’s statement on farmers’ electricity arrears landed him in trouble with the Opposition. Khadse had said that if farmers can pay mobile bills, why can’t they pay electricity bills. It didn’t go down too well with drought-stricken farmers either.
  • Khadse faced allegations of overriding the CM’s powers while sanctioning Transferable Development Rights (TDR) for land owned by the revenue department.
  • The Maharashtra government came under fire for allotting land in Versova at a concessional rate to BJP MP Hema Malini. Khadse had defended a policy for allotment of government lands on lease at nominal rates to charitable institutions. The CM ordered an overhauling of the...

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