Prithiviraj Chavan defends re-induction of Ajit Pawar in cabinet

Maharashtra CM defended the decision to re-induct Ajit Pawar in the Cabinet.

Nagpur: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan on Sunday defended the decision to re-induct Ajit Pawar in the Cabinet stating that allegations levelled by Opposition against him would be dealt with on the floor of the House.

Terming the decision of the Opposition parties to boycott the customary tea party hosted by him as unfortunate, Chavan told reporters at a press conference that the government was willing to discuss all issues threadbare.

He, however, did not answer specific queries about the allegations against Pawar in the irrigation scam listed by Opposition parties in the `Black Paper` which they released today to counter the government`s white paper on status of irrigation projects.

Pawar, who was also present at the press conference, dared Opposition to raise the issue in the House and said that he would give a reply.

Chavan said the Anti-Superstition bill, which has been pending for long before the House, would be taken up in the session.


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