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Khadse will be in Cabinet soon: Fadnavis

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Mumbai : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said his government has completed two years in office without a scam taint and expressed confidence that senior leader Eknath Khadse would return to the ministry soon.

He was asked about senior party leader Eknath Khadse, who had to resign earlier this year over a series of charges, including irregularities in a land deal.

“There was a conflict of interest. A committee has been set up to probe the matter and the report would be ready soon. I am confident that Khadse would be acquitted and will be back in the Cabinet,” he said.


Fadnavis also said investment in agriculture and infrastructure development was his priority.

“Drought management was a challenge that my government faced. The long-term challenge is sustainable agriculture development and we are working on it,” he told reporters during an informal get-together.

He said infra projects worth Rs 75,000 crore have been initiated in Mumbai and other cities. “Infrastructure development is my government’s focus,” he said, adding that his government’s endeavour was to improve governance and development.                 —PTI