BJP leader amassed wealth after becoming revenue minister, says Shiv Sena MLA
Patil has been in the crosshairs after the guardian minister of Kolhapur said the Sena has become a “laughing stock” for protesting against the government.mumbai Updated: Oct 24, 2017 10:24 IST
Alleging that BJP’s Chandrakant Patil amassed wealth after becoming revenue minister in the BJP-led Maharashtra government, Shiv Sena MLA Rajesh Kshirsagar on Monday demanded an enforcement directorate probe. Patil didn’t react to the allegations till late on Monday.
Kshirsagar, an MLA from Kolhapur, said the minister “misused his office” to accumulate wealth. “Patil and I became legislators in 2009. Even today, we work together, but there is a lot of difference his financial position has changed massively over the years,” Kshirsagar said.
He said Patil was in charge of local polls in Kolhapur district, where the party spent a lot of funds to secure seats in various polls. “Lakhs of rupees were spent on Kolhapur polls. Where did this money come from? There should be a thorough probe by ED,” he said.
Kshirsagar alleged that a Kolhapur-based company, in which Patil was a director till March 2016, made profits after facing losses before 2014. “I have sought the balance sheet of the company. I have a rough idea of the profits it has been making, but I will soon disclose the figures,” Kshirsagar told HT.
Despite repeated phone calls and text messages, Patil was unavailable for comment.
Patil has been in the crosshairs after the guardian minister of Kolhapur said the Sena has become a “laughing stock” for protesting against the government.
The Sena, a ruling partner in the Maharashtra government, took to the streets in Mumbai in September to protest against inflation and fuel price rise.