Under fire over several allegations of corruption, the embattled Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse resigned from the post on Saturday. Khadse met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday morning and tendered his resignation.
Earlier, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke to Khadse saying he should obey the party diktat. Khadse’s resignation came following Gadkari’s call.
Fadnavis had earlier informed that he met BJP President Amit Shah and submitted the facts to him over the allegations against Khadse.
The Opposition has been accusing Khadse of impropriety in the acquisition of a plot near Pune at a throwaway price.