MUMBAI: Revenue minister Eknath Khadse’s resignation is a major achievement for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which had launched a high-pitched campaign against the BJP leader, accusing him of corruption and links with don Dawood Ibrahim.
According to political analysts, AAP played a vital role in putting pressure on Khadse, more than the opposition parties combined which forced the BJP to demand his resignation.
In a media interaction, AAP leaders said they would ensure the cases reached a logical conclusion and would even approach courts for the same.
“Though resignation is the first step, we will not rest till Khadse i s convicted,” said Priti Sharma Menon, national spokesperson, AAP.
She s aid t hat AAP will approach the court as it fears that the state-appointed probe will be hushed up and Khadse will return to the ministry. “We want a court-monitored inquiry as the BJP Government seems hell-bent on giving Khadse a clean chit,” she added.
AAP workers celebrated Khadse’s resignation by distributing sweets.
Menon said that security agencies were not serious about the issue. “Had it been an ordinary citizen, agencies would have detained, quizzed, and even sealed his account. Here, no action is being taken despite the issue being of national importance,” said Menon.