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Act against Pawar, Tatkare or face legal recourse: Damania

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Social activist Anjali Damania has given three-months time to the Fadnavis to take action against leaders whose names had cropped up in the irrigation scam.

Damania, a former (AAP) leader, has warned that if no action is taken against and Sunil Tatkare the state should be ready to face litigation.

"I am giving three-months time to Fadnavis Act against and by the end of this year, otherwise, I will file a fresh PIL in January making Government of first respondent," Damania told reporters here.

Addressing a press conference, she said, "The political relations unfolding between Fadnavis government and tainted ministers and is shocking and since investigating agencies have done nothing so far in irrigation scam, therefore, I have serious doubt of the unholy nexus between these leaders."

Yesterday, Damania was prevented from holding silent protests despite having permission to hold the same. She was taken into preventive custody by Dadar police.

Damania had called for protests to expose the alleged "unholy nexus" between ministers of the BJP government with the tainted ministers of the previous government.

The social activist said she will soon tour the entire state and alert people on how the state government was "betraying" them.

"I have submitted clinching documents against Ajit Pawar and to 13 investigating agencies. No satisfactory development has taken so far. In Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation, total four FIRs and only one charge-sheet has been filed so far, but none has faced any action so far.

"While in Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation scam, only two FIRs and two charge-sheets have been filed so far, in which only officials were arrested, however, not even a single neta has been sent summons so far," she said.

Damania said, "Fadnavis, when in opposition, had claimed that Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare would be in jail in 100 days after his government takes charge. The very CM who announced an open inquiry against them in irrigation scam is seen cosying up with them today.

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First Published: Tue, October 10 2017. 23:22 IST