ED sends notice to NCP leader Eknath Khadse

Eknath Khadse recently quit the BJP and joined NCP, and as per the recent reports, he stated that he was prepared for the same. ED has asked him to to be present on December 30, 2020.

ED sends notice to NCP leader Eknath Khadse

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) recently sent a notice to NCP leader Eknath Khadse, and this news has stirred conversations in the political circuit. As per reports, the incident is likely to heat up politics again in the state, and it is understood that Khadse was summoned by the ED on December 30, 2020, and has been asked to appear for questioning. 

Addressing the same, Khadse clarified that he has not yet received any form of notice from the ED and it would have been delayed due to the holidays.

A few months back, Eknath Khadse resigned from his position in the BJP and joined the NCP, however, there were reports about him being interrogated by the ED in the future. As per the recent developments, he was prepared for the same, and the ED has asked him to to be present on December 30, 2020.

Reports state that the notice has been sent regarding the allegations made on the Bhosri-based land deal basis which he was asked to resign from the Fadnavis-led BJP government. 

Khadse stated that he does not have any other source of income and this would be the fifth time, he was probed for this case. Earlier, the department has raised inquiries twice and the same has been followed by the IT department too. BJP leader Jayant Patil had also stated that Khadse might have to face the ED if he quit BJP, to which Khadse stated that if this happened, then he would be forced to present the CD which holds the details about corruption charges against several BJP leaders.

Besides Khadse, other leaders like Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and Raj Thackeray had also received notices from the ED. Despite the pressure, Sharad Pawar aggressively faced the ED probe and also tried to instill enthusiasm in his party workers before the elections.

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