Thursday accused former Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse of
dragging her name to settle political scores with his
opponents, and warned him against doing so in future.
Khadse on Wednesday resigned from the BJP and is set
to join the NCP on Friday.
After quitting the party, Khadse had hit out at former
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, accusing him of
trying to destroy his life and political career by playing
“dirty politics” with him.
Khadse had also alleged that Damania had filed a
molestation complaint against him over his speech and the
police had registered a case in that connection on Fadnavis”s
Talking to reporters in Mumbai, Damania said, “My
fight has always been against corruption and I am not a stooge
of any political leader. I warn Khadse against using my name
to settle political scores against his opponents. I am strong
enough to teach him a lesson.”
“Khadse had allegedly used foul language against me,
following which I had lodged a complaint at Wakola police
station in Mumbai in September 2017. The police had registered
a case, which was later transferred to Muktainagar police
station (in Jalgaon district) as Khadse had made the
statements there,” she said.
“I had visited the police stations and the magistrate
office to record my statements. But no action was taken on it
only because of dirty politics of the then CM Fadnavis. But I
want to reiterate that I have personally nothing to do with
Fadnavis,” she said.
She alleged that Fadnavis was equally responsible for
stalling the investigation against Khadse.
Damania also alleged that Khadse had lied that charges
of molestation against him had been dropped.
“As per my information, no FIR has been quashed yet
because chargesheet has not been filed yet,” she said.
“Khadse is vengeful and a loose talker. I wonder
why NCP chief Sharad Pawar is ready to induct him into his
party when he is facing so many charges, especially when
several NCP ministers are also facing charges of corruption,”
Meanwhile, when asked about Damania”s allegations
against him, Khadse said he would comment on it on Friday.
“I will speak on the issue tomorrow,” he said without
Once seen as No.2 in the then Fadnavis cabinet, Khadse
resigned as revenue minister in 2016 over land grab
allegations, and since then he has been largely sidelined in
the saffron party. PTI ND
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