Mumbai: Maharashtra revenue minister Chandrakant Patil on Monday found himself in a spot after the information he shared regarding former chief minister Ashok Chavan with reporters was found to be inaccurate.
Patil said, "Flats of two former MLAs Baburao Manikrao Patil and Narayan Giramji Patil (Auralkar) in Sukhada building were transferred to Sujaya Ashok Chavan and Shrijaya Ashok Chavan — daughters of former chief minister Ashok Chavan, who were shown as their successors during Chavan's tenure as chief minister."
Sukhada building houses some of the MLAs in the state.
The minister had shared the information on the sidelines of the press conference.
Patil's inaccurate statement pushed Chavan into an awkward position as Nanded, which happens to be the home turf of the latter, is going for municipal corporation election on 11 October.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis too had held a public rally in Nanded for BJP.
However, Mumbai city collector, Sampada Mehta, said, "I don't remember passing any order for any such action in any such matter."
Other revenue officers from Mumbai city district collectorate also confirmed that no such transfers have taken place in the name of the daughters of Chavan.
Chavan said, "I personally spoke to Chandrakant Patil when I learnt about his statements through media. Patil told me that no such action has been initiated."
Updated Date: Oct 09, 2017 22:52 PM