Pankaja's role in scam creates political storm

Pankaja's role in scam creates political storm

Pankaja's role in scam creates political storm

The involvement of Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde in an alleged Rs 206-crore anganwadi procurement scam has created a political storm in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena hitting out at the BJP and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

“This is a serious issue... I am confident that the Chief Minister is capable of answering these questions,” Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray said.

This comes as a surprise as the Mahajan-Munde family enjoys close relations with the Thackerays and the Shiv Sena did not put a candidate in Beed against Pankaja’s sister Pritam Munde in the byelections necessitated last year after the death of Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident in New Delhi. 

Fadnavis, who was in New Delhi, had to answer queries on these issues several times - to save the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance government from further embarrassment. 

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