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Prithviraj Chavan defends re-induction of Ajit Pawar in Maharashtra cabinet

Prithviraj Chavan defends re-induction of Ajit Pawar in Maharashtra cabinet
Nagpur Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan defended the decision to re-induct Ajit Pawar in the Cabinet stating that allegations levelled by Opposition against him would be dealt with on the floor of the House.

Terming the decision of the Opposition parties to boycott the customary tea party hosted by him as unfortunate, Mr Chavan told reporters at a press conference in Nagpur on Sunday that the government was willing to discuss all issues threadbare.

He, however, did not answer specific queries about the allegations against Mr Pawar in the irrigation scam listed by Opposition parties in the 'Black Paper' which they released to counter the government's White Paper on status of irrigation projects.

Mr Pawar, who was also present at the press conference, dared Opposition to raise the issue in the assembly and said that he would give a reply.

Mr Chavan said the Anti-Superstition bill, which has been pending for long before the House, would be taken up in the session.
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