Embattled Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse today said that he resigned from his post to “uphold moral values” in BJP and that the party was standing firmly behind him over the “baseless” allegations.
“For the last 40 years, I have been working in politics and the party but have not experienced a media trial like this before,” Khadse told reporters at the state BJP office soon after he met CM Devendra Fadnavis to submit his resignation.
“There has been an unprecedented media trial against me. I have demanded to Fadnavis that there should be a probe into the allegations.
“BJP is firmly behind me and even tomorrow it will stand behind me. The party has always abided by moral values. BJP is of the opinion that one should not continue to hold posts in face of allegations,” he said